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7 Days to Marine Corps Marathon

7 Days to Marine Corps Marathon

It’s 7 days to Marine Corps Marathon – 1 week from now I’ll be at the start line. I’m continuing to document my taper tantrums and perhaps later laugh at some of the crazy stuff. Taper Craziness I’ve managed to keep my nerves under control for most part. Sometimes, however, stress of regular life gets to me and sometimes I’m suddenly overcome by nerves. Usually I eat when I’m stressed (not proud of that, and I’m working on it) or I…

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8 Days to Marine Corps Marathon – What if I fly

8 Days to Marine Corps Marathon – What if I fly

It’s 8 days to Marine Corps Marathon. I’m continuing to document my taper tantrums and perhaps later laugh at some of the crazy stuff.  Taper Craziness I’ve been agonizing over the biggest race day decision – WHAT TO WEAR!!!! With race day weather predicted to be hot, I feel like I should be able to pick something out of my summer wardrobe easily. But I’m still undecided. I know I will pair whatever singlet I pick with a skirt, most probably a…

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9 Days to Marine Corps Marathon

9 Days to Marine Corps Marathon

It’s 9 days to Marine Corps Marathon. I’m continuing to document my taper tantrums and perhaps later laugh at some of the crazy stuff.  The Iconic Iwo Jima backdrop Coach G posted an article – The iconic Iwo Jima statue that marks the finish of the Marine Corps Marathon and provides the perfect backdrop for the finishers photo will be covered and hidden by scaffolding this year. I had been visualizing running up the hill to the statue. And while I am…

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10 Days to Marine Corps Marathon

10 Days to Marine Corps Marathon

It’s 10 days to Marine Corps Marathon. To help me with nerves, I am going to document and reflect on the training cycle and race plans  and perhaps later laugh at some of the crazy stuff I’m going through in taper.  Taper Craziness I’ve gone through these action a zillion times – checked that I’m actually registered for Marine Corps Marathon (Whew, bib# 8708 is still registered) – checked the weather (it is out of my control, but checking it habitually is…

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Symptoms during Taper and How to get over it

Symptoms during Taper and How to get over it

These past few days have been very weird. My runs don’t need any planning since they are only an hour or less in duration, so I’m not as mentally engaged in the runs as I was a few weeks ago. I have a lot of time to actually sit down and look through the minions projects!When I finished my run this morning, a 5-4-3-2-1 ladder speedwork, I was surprised at how short it was (only 45minutes) and very flustered at the low…

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Fall Racing Schedule – A confession

Fall Racing Schedule – A confession

It seems odd to write about my fall/winter racing schedule when I haven’t even finished up with my A race, but since most people I know are already filling up their calendars, I figured why not get it off my chest!  My main fall race is no surprise. I’ve been living and breathing the Marine Corps Marathon for almost a year now since the Organization of Autism Research offered me a spot last year after my fundraising for the London Marathon. Almost…

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Chasing the Eclipse – 8 weeks to MCM

Chasing the Eclipse – 8 weeks to MCM

I am normally a very cheerful person, but sometimes life bogs me down and my marathon goal seems so far stretched that I wonder whatever I am doing chasing it (for the THIRD time!).  That’s when unexpected week comes up and I am reminded that it’s not one off shot runs that make a difference, but consistency over time. Monday – Chasing the Eclipse Atlanta was just 2 hrs away from total solar eclipse and even though I’m a science nerd, I was torn…

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