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Month: January 2016

Friday Five: January RUNfessions

Friday Five: January RUNfessions

That saying that “Running is cheaper than therapy”. Very true. There is nothing like unburdening your soul to your running friends with the unspoken rule that what’s said on the road, stays on the road. But there are still somethings that you don’t get to talk to your BRFs about perhaps because there are other more important things to be talked about or just because you haven’t run with your usual b!tching friends (you know – those friends with whom…

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Simple Exercises to Strengthen Hips and Glutes

Simple Exercises to Strengthen Hips and Glutes

After my scare with my knee a couple of weeks ago (in detail at the bottom of this post) and hesistant about starting a strength training routine just 12 weeks from my marathon, I read up on strength training DURING marathon training (on Active articles, Jason Fitz’s Strenght Running, Jeff’s Runners Connect and more). These were simple short exercises that isolated muscle groups and worked to “activate” them. So glute exercises were meant to activate the glutes – often dormant in many…

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Keeping Things Simple: Weekly Recap

Keeping Things Simple: Weekly Recap

This week was all about building back gains that I had started last week after sickness – going back to basics and just focusing on marathon training running without clutter/chatter from other activities. I focused on getting 4 runs in the week and because I skipped swimming, added one more base run to that. I also started a functional strength routine to help my core-hip-glutes. I usually get very distracted by wanting to do ALL THE THINGS! I want to run…

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Friday Five: Fictional Characters I want to Train With

Friday Five: Fictional Characters I want to Train With

When it comes to running with people, some runners are social and love company while some runners closely guard their run time as their alone time. I fall into the former category most of the time, and run alone only when I have a specific training workout to do that I need complete focus on (mainly because I talk when I run and talking messes up pacing). I’ve been very fortunate to have some great running friends and mentors who’ve…

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Back on Track: Weekly Recap

Back on Track: Weekly Recap

I started writing weekly recaps in the beginning of the year and after a grand recap of 1, I missed last week. To be honest, there wasn’t anything much to write about – I was slowly limping back to some painful miles after almost 2 weeks off to sickness. I was back to normal by wednesday/thursday, but was still very much overwhelmed at having lost the base I was trying to build. So instead of jumping right back in, I…

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Tips for a Great Dopey, Goofy and the Disney Marathon

Tips for a Great Dopey, Goofy and the Disney Marathon

This week is runDisney’s Dopey Challenge week and Goofy and the Marathon and everything in between. I’m very very sad that I won’t be joining the boys for the fun filled weekend (maybe I shouldn’t feel as bad as I’m still down sick). Instead, I am focusing this week’s post on tips to help through the week.    Dopey, Goofy and Disney Marathon Weekend Tips #runchat #runDisney Click To Tweet Expo Get to the expo early to avoid crowds. This one is a no…

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Lost to Sickness: Weekly Recap

Lost to Sickness: Weekly Recap

I’ve decided to get back into the habit of doing weekly training recaps. It’s been a while since I did them, especially as my week would go – Swim, Bike, Run – all done and green on training peaks. Now that I’m on my own and in charge of my own training, it is a good reflection on where I am and where I hope to be on April 24th. Monday – After an awesome week at Nashville Opryland with…

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