Boston Marathon Training- April and Marathon GOALS!

April was the beginning of the taper, which kinda stinks because I was finally getting some speed back (with a little speed type work in my plan) and feeling like my old self. I wish I would’ve had a few more weeks, but perhaps this training cycle will lead to fresh legs on Marathon Monday. Read all about January, February and March. Week of April 1 Saturday- 13.1 MGP miles @ 7:51 avg pace around the ATL Sunday- 4 endurance miles @ 8:17 avg pace TOTAL MILES FOR THE WEEK- 17.1 (not...

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Boston Marathon Training- March

January was AMAZING, February pretty much SUCKED, and March was all about the rebuild and getting through it. Week March 1st Wednesday- rest day/strength with Brett. Thursday- 4.86 mile skill run.10 min w/u, 100 steps per leg zone 4/5, 50 steps zone 1, repeat for 200/100, 300/150,400/200 for 20 minutes. Friday- 3.5 miles skill run. Agility drills-high knee, butt kicks, high knee running, carioca. Saturday-13.1 Liberty half marathon. Worst half marathon. EVER. Sunday- rest day. Got a shot at...

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Boston Marathon Training- February

Where the wheels fell off. Read about January, here. Week Febuary 1st Wednesday- 45 min plyometrics (hotel) Thursday- 6 endurance miles @ 8:19 avg pace Friday- rest day/travel day home (11:30pm bedtime) Saturday-9.36 miles Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K. Sunday- 5.14 miles. Cut short from 8 miles due to call about grandmother. This was the beginning of the issues. I was sick on Saturday and slept for 12 hours that night. I ran around lunch time on Sunday and was groggy. I felt my hamstring a...

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Boston Marathon Training- January

I never blogged the many ups and downs of marathon training this cycle and I know I will want to have it for myself later so here goes 4 posts or so to summarize it. Weeks 1 & 2 of marathon training were actually blogged about here, finishing up with a major high at the First Light ½ Marathon. Week January 9th Monday- 2.02 recovery miles @ 9:54 avg pace Tuesday- 8 hilly miles @ 8:18 avg pace Wednesday- strength training with personal trainer (Brett) Thursday- 9 miles with 6×1 mile...

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Things I’m Lovin’

It’s been FOREVER since I’ve done one of these, so I figured I would share what I’ve been loving lately.   Lake Pajamas. There are no words to describe the softness that are these pajamas! They are made with Pima Cotton (if you have kids in kissy kissy clothing, thing adult pajamas in the same material). I have 2 pair of the short pj’s and 1 pair of the short long and I think half of my girlfriends have a collection now, too. If you haven’t tried them, you should.  Red Ace...

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Liberty Hospital 1/2 Marathon Race Recap

Missouri has been a state that has driven me crazy- mainly because back in 2014 I missed the opportunity to run a double when I did the Garmin ½ in Kansas City. All of the races in St.Louis are in the fall, and I initially didn’t want to go back to Kansas City. I was a little nervous to do an inaugural race, but it fit in with my schedule so I just decided to suck it up (seeing as I’ve been to MO several times now). The race also aligned with Corey’s schedule and she decided to join me...

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Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K Race Recap

I signed up for this race a while ago and made sure it was okay with Coach to do a 15K in the middle of my training cycle. Becca and Kerri were doing the race so we planned to head to the race together. Pensacola is about an hour from Mobile, so (typically) an easy trip. What I didn’t have planned when I signed up was my work schedule for the week before. I found out after signing up that due to my national sales meeting, I wouldn’t get home until 10pm. Sigh. Pre-Race I had a CRAZY...

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