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BIG miles and running doubles??

BIG miles and running doubles??

Last week was my peak mileage week for NYC and it happened to be my biggest mileage week. EVER. Without wasting any time, here’s how it all went down: Sun. 10/7/12- 15 easy @ 7:45. Perfect weather and felt good considering my 5K the day before. Mon. 10/8/12- Off. My body needed a little rest after Sat.’s race and Sun.’s long run. Tue. 10/9/12- 10 easy @ 7:36. Nice easy progression run that felt great. Wed. 10/10/12- 14 hard. (2…

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Birthdays and Mileage Issues

Birthdays and Mileage Issues

What a week! This past week is what we affectionately refer to as “Birthday Week” around our house.  My oldest son’s birthday is April 19th and my youngest daughter’s birthday is the 21st.  The 21st is also my mother-in-law’s birthday so it is one busy week! My son requested a coconut cream cake for his special day.  Yes, he has some unusual tastes for a 6 year-old!  I have never made one before but I found a great recipe on…

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All By Myself & Running for Sherry

All By Myself & Running for Sherry

Usually I look forward to 20 mile runs… I don’t do them often- just in a marathon training cycle so it is sort of an extra treat.  If you like long distance running you know what I mean.  The night before a long run I get my fuel belt ready and make sure my watch and ipod are charged.  I get my clothes and shoes laid out and check the weather a bazillion times on my iphone. Well, last night…

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Back to Back Long Runs {sort of…}

Back to Back Long Runs {sort of…}

This time of year is an exciting time for runners…. It’s the start of a new racing season- whether you’re training for a marathon or a 5K (or something in between).  For me I am planning to race just about everything in the next 3 months! I have 2 5K’s, a 10K, 2 half marathons and a marathon.  I’ve made some training adjustments to my schedule.  Obviously, my main goal is the Houston Marathon in January.  My training is geared…

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Just getting out the door…

Just getting out the door…

Right now one of my biggest running “challenges” is literally just leaving the house.  I scheduled today’s 12 mile run on Sunday.  I planned when and where my running friend and I were going to meet.  I had my older two children’s clothes and shoes laid out last night, as well as my running clothes and gear packed.  I woke up early (or should I say Ashton woke me up early) and thought I would be able to make it…

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First DOUBLE DIGIT Run- Post Stress Fracture!!

First DOUBLE DIGIT Run- Post Stress Fracture!!

Here is a post I have been wanting to write for a long time!  The many months of heartache, pain, disappointment, rehab, determination, training and overall PATIENCE paid off this morning when I ran pain free for 10 miles!  In fact, I felt GREAT!  Up until this morning my last “long” run was the 12 mile run I did during the final weeks before the Boston Marathon. (That was over 5 months ago!) My pace for those 12 was an…

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Twas the Night Before a Long Run…

Twas the Night Before a Long Run…

I don’t know if other runners get like this but the night before a long run I always get a little excited. Who wouldn’t get excited about running 20 miles?! Before any long run I’m a little anxious about the upcoming day and looking forward to pushing myself out of my running comfort zone. What do I do the night before a long run? One word- spaghetti, of course! Yes, pasta for dinner is a must! I’ve also been drinking…

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17 done.

17 done.

Icing after a long run… Today was a big day. I had my first real marathon training “long run.” My goal for this run was to keep it under a 9 minute pace. As Boston approaches (5 weeks from yesterday!) I have been giving my race strategy some thought. While my overall goal is to finish and enjoy the whole experience I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have any time goal. While I KNOW it will NOT be…

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17 for Fun?!

17 for Fun?!

Would you ever run 17 miles just for the fun of it? Apparently, I would. My friend is training for a marathon. I needed to go on a long run 10-12 miles anyway so I thought why not do it all. Around mile 13 I could tell it had been a while since I’d gone this far. My friend’s goal was to keep the pace under 9 minute miles so that’s what I tried to help her focus on while…

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