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Learning to run at Marathon Pace – 11 Weeks to MCM

Learning to run at Marathon Pace – 11 Weeks to MCM

School in suburban Atlanta started last week on July 31st, something about “July” and “School” in the same sentence is just weird!! This past month we’ve been busy with back to school shopping, getting a new middle schooler ready, trying to align activities and schedules and just trying not to freak out. And throw in a little marathon training in the middle of it all, because, why not! I had no free time to write in my blog either. Until a friend…

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Weekly Training Recap – Of Nerds and Bikes

Weekly Training Recap – Of Nerds and Bikes

After the high of my half marathon with The Kyle Pease Foundation last weekend, I was very upset to find that my whole body rebelled and was incredibly sore and tight in every place imaginable.  I took Monday and Tuesday off with just walking and tried to get on the treadmill on Wednesday. After 30 seconds, I stopped in pain. My right adductor/hipflexor was beyond hurting. The weird thing was that I was ok while walking, doing squats and other leg…

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Christmas Eve Run aka My “Runniversary” Run

Christmas Eve Run aka My “Runniversary” Run

It is hard to imagine that it was only 7 short years ago that I took my first running steps. 7 years ago, I was nervous about it, I thought I was going to die while running and I hated it when I finished the run. I used to run alone with my eyes firmly on the ground and not looking up to anyone crossing, and I’d be dressed in all cotton T and baggy cotton capris, preferably black or…

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16 miles of Trail Running

16 miles of Trail Running

Yesterday was a gorgeous day to run outside. For my long run this week, my goal was to increase time on my feet without necessarily having to increase mileage or speed AND without having to run mind-numbing Z2 run for 4hrs. The trails are the perfect place for that! Kennesaw Mountain, Cheatham Hill and Kolb Farm are some of the main trails around the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park. Although they are all “separate”, the trails are all interconnected to…

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Inertia: Weekly Training Recap

Inertia: Weekly Training Recap

While I had put in some solid training the past 2-3 weeks, this week was a struggle. I came back exhilarated from the hike to the Appalachian Approach Trail, but I guess it must’ve worn me out more than I thought. I felt sluggish the whole week, almost as if my body was fighting something but not knowing what. I slept A LOT! Almost 9-10hrs every night and still would feel tired. I was drained of energy.  At first, I…

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Let’s Get Speedy: Weekly Recap

Let’s Get Speedy: Weekly Recap

It’s 12 weeks to the London Marathon and I’m pulling together my training plan and goals for the race. Race day goals are still far away, but I know my training goals – train like I always do and give my best to improve every single day.  I spent time getting reacquainted with my foam roller and my new hip, glute and core routine.  Monday – My hips, glutes and core routine Tuesday – 6 x 3 min Hill Repeats on…

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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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