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Training for a ONE mile race…

Training for a ONE mile race…

It’s been a little over a week since my last post– when I ran a 5K 6 days after my marathon.  Yes, that was rough.  Fortunately, running is going a little better now.  I am feeling much more like myself and have quickly jumped back into training.  But not my typical marathon or half marathon training cycle.  Summer is a fun time around here because I train specifically for shorter racing distances.  I have two big races coming up and…

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I have a coach?! And thoughts from a track workout…

I have a coach?! And thoughts from a track workout…

I am not always confident in myself or my ability.  Yesterday’s workout was one that I had some serious doubts about being able to complete.  Last week I started using a running coach which I must admit has been a bit of an adjustment for me. My last coach was in college (2001)- before I became a Mrs. and long before babies.  I like to refer to this as my previous running life.  I’ve been coaching myself these past few…

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Caught in a storm and other training tales…

Caught in a storm and other training tales…

Well, I didn’t mean to go quite so long without posting but life happens and things get busy.  You know how it is!  First of all, HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!! I love seeing all the running happiness on my news feed on Facebook.  The last two summers I was injured on National Running Day so it was not nearly as fun.  This morning I met a group of runners at a local gym for a little running event my friend…

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“Just” 5K Training and other stuff…

“Just” 5K Training and other stuff…

I’ve been asked several times what my running plans are now that Boston is over and I’ve often found myself saying that I’m “just working on some 5K stuff right now.”  Yes, obviously 5K training and marathon training are different but I’ve come to the realization that there is nothing “just” about it.  5K training is serious business and is in no way inferior! I decided last month to order a customized 5K schedule from the Run S.M.A.R.T. Project.  You…

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First Track Workout: Post Stress Fracture

First Track Workout: Post Stress Fracture

It has now been 5 months since the dreaded stress fracture occurred.  I have been running and increasing mileage slowly.  Last week I finally hit 30 miles for the first time since March. I am running in a 5 K on Saturday and yesterday I had 8 400’s on my training schedule.  Not a tough workout- I actually love track workouts.   Besides the fact that it started POURING down rain while I finished my first lap I felt fine.  Then on…

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