Marine Corp Marathon Training Weeks 12, 13, 14, & 15

I have always been so good about writing about my training plans- mainly so that I can go back and evaluate each training cycle but lately I just haven’t had the time or energy to write. I’m always in awe of those that have time to blog regularly and unfortunately I don’t have a job that has me at a desk or even gives me a lunch break. So, with that, I get to play catch up on 2 months of training in a short period of time. More on race goals later this week. Week of September...

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MCM Training Week 8 & 9

Where does the time go? Apparently I haven’t blogged in a month? I swear, things have been flying by and I can’t believe it’s already September. Time to back track to August (I’m the queen of having to go back these days). Week of August 8th Monday: PLAN- 1:00 MGP  ACTUAL- 7.79 miles @ 7:42 avg pace New Kinvaras! I bought these at the Boston Marathon in April and saved them since I knew I would eventually need them. Perfect timing as the training picks up and a good...

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MCM Training Week 6 & 7

I text Coach before this set of workouts was loaded and had to check if he remembered that I was running a marathon because it has felt easier than the past. I had A LOT of work travel and the workouts kept me sane. Week of July 25th Monday: PLAN- 50 mins @ MGP ACTUAL- 6.46 miles @ 7:44 avg pace  Tuesday: PLAN- 25 mins core strength, 25 mins hamstring/glute strength ACTUAL- 25 mins core strength, 25 mins hamstring/glute strength  Good hotel gym option with almost everything I needed for...

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MCM Training Week 3 & 4

More base building. Taking it back to the beginning of the month! Week of June 27th Monday: PLAN- 1:00 aerobic run ACTUAL- 7.10 miles @ 8:27 avg pace, personal training, Restorative Yoga class Tuesday: PLAN- Speed drills, core strength ACTUAL- 1.5 miles with warmup and drills 8×50 meters full sprints with 1 minute rest btw, core strength, Slow Flow Yoga class Wednesday: PLAN- 1:10 aerobic run ACTUAL- 8.31 miles @ 8:25 avg pace, personal training session Thursday: PLAN- speed drills...

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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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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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Racing to the Alter and Crossing the Finish Line

After Rich and I were engaged, I knew that running would be a part of our wedding detials, it was the start of how we met and so much of who we are. I did some research, but didn’t find a ton out there that was really my style, but I knew in my head what I wanted. I didn’t want it to be super cheesy- I wanted tasteful with a touch of fun. My planner, Mindy, and my family were patient with me. Once I have an idea in my head, I can’t let it go until I try it. Needless to say, my pinterest...

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