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The Poconos Marathon Race Recap!

The Poconos Marathon Race Recap!

What is harder than running a sub 3 hour marathon?  Trying to do it again.   This distance has intimidated the life out of me since crossing the finish line of the 3 Bridges Marathon nearly five months ago. I had built up “the big sub 3” for so long and when it happened I was elated but after I came down from cloud nine something happened.  I didn’t know if I could ever do it again.  I had executed a…

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The 3 Bridges Marathon- Race Recap {Breaking 3!!}

The 3 Bridges Marathon- Race Recap {Breaking 3!!}

The 3 Bridges Marathon will always be special to me.  It was my 10th marathon and my first time to go sub 3.  (And hopefully not my last!)  It was also the first time all my kids have seen me run in a marathon. Before I get started with the actual recap I will warn you this will be a little longer than my usual race report.  Sorry- there’s no way around it!  This race has been years in the…

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The Mississippi River Half Marathon Race Report

The Mississippi River Half Marathon Race Report

“Against the wind I’m still runnin’ against the wind I’m older now but still runnin’ against the wind.”  ~Bob Seger If you are hoping to read a race report about a perfectly executed race in which I nailed my pacing strategy this is not the one.  (That might better describe my 15K last week.)  The half marathon I ran yesterday was a fight from start to finish and it was rough.  I’ve never fought against nature in a race like…

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It’s gonna hurt…

It’s gonna hurt…

The marathon is such a physically demanding race but I find the mental side of it even more challenging.  In preparation for the last 10-15K I am trying to prepare myself now with as many pep talks as I can.  Having raced 26.2 miles less than 4 weeks ago this distance is fresh on my mind.  I have replayed the miles over and over in my head trying to figure out what I will do the same and what I…

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Coming down from a marathon high…

Coming down from a marathon high…

Setting a PR is one of the best feelings you can have in a runners world.  After many months of hard training I accomplished my goal and have no regrets…. So why am I feeling a little blah??  After Houston, I immediately had Little Rock to switch my focus and attention on.  I didn’t have much time to stop and think because I had another big race.  So now here I am.  My next marathon is not until November (NYC!!)…

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Tapering & Training

Tapering & Training

Exactly one week from today I am running in my 4th marathon.  That means this week is my least favorite week of all… The final taper week.  This is typically the week that I question my training, my ability, my racing strategy and my sweet tooth. (For some reason, eating any and all desserts is not as fun when you’re not running as much. Go figure.) Am I ready?I do feel more prepared for the Little Rock Marathon than I…

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The week AFTER the Marathon

The week AFTER the Marathon

It has just about been one week since my big race.  Life is starting to get back to normal.  The first two days back home were the hardest.  I went from everything revolving around running (the Olympic trials, my marathon) back to reality.  Reality involves a lot of laundry, dishes and of course, kiddos… Four to be exact!  I love my babies but it is a BIG job.  I bought this little plaque at the Houston Marathon Expo.  I thought…

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Houston Marathon Training Week 14 and meet my little climber…

Houston Marathon Training Week 14 and meet my little climber…

My little baby turned 11 months this week and has turned into quite the little climber. He even figured out how to make it to the top bunk by himself.  We have since moved the ladder so he is not tempted.  That boy… 🙂 This week was full of school Christmas parties, too many cookies and candy and also RUNNING! I am at the end of Week 14 and finishing my highest mileage week yet.  After tomorrow’s 3 mile run…

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