Boston Marathon Race Recap

  State #36 Marathon #9 I’ve definitely hit the post marathon blues and can’t believe it’s all over. I hope that I can put into words how this race really went down and I’m skipping the before after in detail and I plan on sharing more of that from the weekend soon. It’s Boston and it deserves two posts, right? Pre-Race I woke up Monday morning, after sleeping better than I expected, around 5:45am. The late start was a worry for me with my food consumption so...

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Sedona 1/2 Marathon Race Recap

State #35 Half Marathon #45 Pre-Race I love a Saturday race day! I met Jes in Phoenix on Thursday night and we drove the 2ish hours to Sedona. Friday morning we got up and did a shake out run (perfect for attempting to adjust to the altitude), hiked later in the morning, did some shopping, hit the expo (more like packet pickup) and took a pink jeep tour and enjoyed the sunset. We grabbed extra throwaway clothes at a goodwill that night, just before they closed. It was much cooler than I had...

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Boston Goals

I CANNOT believe that in one week I will be toeing the line at my first Boston Marathon. I actually realized this past weekend marked the 3 year anniversary of my hip surgery and reminded me how far I’ve come. It really goes to show that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. Let’s hope that statement holds true for next Monday. I’ve had numerous people ask me what my goal is for Boston. I have very mixed emotions on this answer. If I’m being 100%...

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Getting it DONE.

Not that I’m one to find an excuse not to do a workout, but the past few weeks really challenged me. I spent a lot of time on the road getting to know my new territory, which meant a lot of time on the treadmill and too much time in my car which hurt my hip and back and kept me at the chiropractor a little more than usual. And, bad weather tried to stop me on my last long run, but that wasn’t happening either. It was all about finishing this training cycle on a high. Week of March...

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NYC, Back in Bama, and Attempting to Find Balance

I’m a broken record of catch up. But, in a way it’s kinda nice as I get closer to Boston to look back through my training plan. Week of February 23nd Monday: PLAN- 30 min strength ACTUAL- Threshold Run- 1 mile endurance pace, 6 miles MGP, 3 miles tempo pace, 1 mile @ endurance pace. 11 miles @ 7:44 avg pace I was in NYC for the week for work and it was the first day of training with a later start time, so I rearranged and did this run when I had more time. I was really lucky that...

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Sedona, the Move and Marathon Training Between

Wow- how did a month of weekly recaps go by!?! Needless to say, packing, learning a new product line, attending a National Sales Meeting, training, taking a racecation and moving all happened in February. I didn’t miss a single workout and surprisingly nailed all of them. I have NO idea how that happened (actually feeling okay on them, even on days when I swore I wouldn’t). Perhaps it’s the fact that it was the only thing I could truly control the entire month of February...

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Boston Marathon Training Weeks 7 & 8

Nuts. Check the box. Day by day. That’s pretty much my mentality right now with life and with my training. As to be expected when buying and selling a house, starting a new job and moving to a new city, right? Let’s hope that March is my month with some free time… Week of January 18th Monday: PLAN- 45 mins strength train ACTUAL- TRX class at Fit 2 Be Tuesday: PLAN- 3 miles tempo pace, 6 miles MGP, 1 mile @ mile pace ACTUAL- 10 miles @ 7:40 avg pace I always love runs like...

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