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Easter and all kinds of stuff!

Easter and all kinds of stuff!

First of all, Happy Easter from Arkansas!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  Before I jump into some running and training stuff (Boston countdown- 15 days?!!!) I will start with some of my Easter blessings… Easter morning 2013 We actually had a few minutes to spare before church this morning (could it have had something to do with the excitement of waking up to find their Easter baskets?) so I got them all together to take a picture…

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Marathon Recovery and Getting Back in the Groove…

Marathon Recovery and Getting Back in the Groove…

Marathon RecoveryThis week was all about getting back into the swing of things.  After a much needed week off after the Little Rock Marathon I was ready to get back out there.  I appreciate all the comments on my last post about my marathon recovery time.  Allison brought up a good point about active recovery.  Every runner is different and there is no magic number of days off before you should return to running after a marathon.  I know many…

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How NOT to Train for a Marathon

How NOT to Train for a Marathon

Last year at this time I was training for the Boston Marathon.  I also had a one month old baby.  Basically from the time my son was born via c-section I had 13 weeks until the marathon.  Subtract 4 weeks for recovery and that left 9 weeks to train for a marathon.  If you are wondering if you can safely train under those conditions I will fill you in… NO!!! It is a complete recipe for DISASTER.  Smart runners would…

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The Plan

The Plan

Yes, this is my CRAZY training plan. In case you are wondering what a 10 week marathon training schedule, following a c-section looks like this is it. I have absolutely NO IDEA if this is possible or how much “muscle memory” my body will have when I start back up. Well, not much to report in the in the running department. I am still “resting.” Today I saw two of my running friends out running while I was driving. I…

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