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Month: November 2014

Atlanta Thanksgiving Half 2014

Atlanta Thanksgiving Half 2014

I’ve done the Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon 3 times before – and except for the first time (where I went under 3hrs in a half marathon for the first time), the race has always ended in frustration for me; tears even. But it is a kind of tradition to run, brag and eat. Race Instructions Training Peaks said that I had to run the race with a steady pace of 13:30 – “If you think “let’s put some time in the…

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Long Run Recap – I Want More

Long Run Recap – I Want More

I have waited quite a while to put my feelings from this week’s long run into words. And I don’t think I am still able to do justice to it. This post is a tad too long and all over the place. But still it needs to be said.   I looked at this week’s 17 mile pace dictated long run (1 warmup, 7 @ 13:30, 6 @ 13:00, 3 @ 12:30; no walk breaks) as my redemption after last week…

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Throwback Thursday – Signing up for my PR race

Throwback Thursday – Signing up for my PR race

This week’s Timehop app brought up the following picture and I thought it would be perfect for Throwback Thursday.  (I usually do TBT posts only on Instagram, but since I’m writing for NaBloPoMo November, I might as well write a short post about it.) 3 years ago, on November 13th, just a month after finishing my first marathon at Chicago, I signed up for the New Orleans RnR Marathon.  Why? I never thought that Chicago would be my one and done marathon, but…

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Cold Weather Running – What to wear

Cold Weather Running – What to wear

Last week, I started a mini-series on Cold Weather Running where I try to address the many aspects of running in cold weather (du’h!).  How do you motivate yourself to get out when it is cold? What do you wear? What are somethings that are rarely mentioned when it comes to cold weather running?  This post is the second in the cold weather running series. (I could share them all in one big post, but this makes for a more consistent…

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Training Recap – If Better is Possible

Training Recap – If Better is Possible

“7 relaxed miles, 5 strong miles, 2 hang-on-for-dear-life-miles, 1 wheels-fall-off-and-crawl/walk mile = 15 long miles dictated by pace targets.” That’s how I described my run today. It was a major milestone run, both in terms of training mileage and my mental readiness. The run was both awesome and miserable and I learnt quite a few important things today. Never ever run without water & electrolytes I always run with water, even at 3-4 miles. In the flurry of late nights…

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Throwback Thursday – First Marathons

Throwback Thursday – First Marathons

This week’s Timehop app brought up the following picture and I thought it would be perfect for Throwback Thursday.  (I usually do TBT posts only on Instagram, but since I’m writing for NaBloPoMo November, I might as well write a short post about it.) On November 5th, 2011 Mr. FauxTriathlete completed his first marathon at Savannah. Just a month before, I had completed my first marathon at Chicago. October 2011 was also our 10th wedding anniversary and we celebrated the milestone with…

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Cold Weather Running – Just Do It

Cold Weather Running – Just Do It

  Winter is here while bypassing fall altogether!!  But what a change from the hot humid days of summer! The weather lends itself to curling up on the couch rather than some cold weather running, especially for someone like me who runs the first thing in the morning. How do you motivate yourself to get out when it is cold? What do you wear? What are somethings that are rarely mentioned when it comes to cold weather running?  I’m going…

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