30 weeks of Marathon training.

just a spot to write about the next 30 weeks….of running.

Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Theme of the Week: Fun

So far, and yes it’s only Tuesday…the theme of the week has been Fun fun fun.   Well, some small parts of my workouts have still felt like work, but not very hard work. Today I swam and then hit the spin bike for 30 minutes.  The bike was so easy that I increased the …

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Little Oops…feeling good.

Last night I got an email from the coach… Apparently he intended for me to have a weeks worth of workouts over the Christmas Holidays.  Somehow he didn’t hit send, or my mail box did not receive.  So  Oops.  He seems absolutely mystified that this would occur, but… these things do happen.  So I was …

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Home again Home again Jiggity Jig.

I found this past week to be a difficult one for exercise.  How did everyone else fare with exercise over the Holidays?  All the Travel, and Kids, and Food…and cold weather! I traveled to the frozen North to spend Christmas with my parents, my sister and her rather enormous extended family. (Upstairs Stockings/downstairs Tree)  My …

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End of year letter.

I’ve never been one for those Christmas letters that people tuck into Christmas cards.  Not being married and without children, I surely do not want to recite who all I dated all year…you know..that just isn’t want the Holiday letter is about. But, THIS ARTICLE….from the Boston Globe has kind of inspired me to do one …

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And into every runner’s life…..

Some not really great workouts must occur. Today was apparently a day for that. I was REALLY looking forward to my Saturday workout. Then some things interfered. Friday I had to bathe the dog so he could go to his annual Vet appointment.  He was actually quite dirty based on the bath water. Remember, my …

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Ho Hum….

So it looks as if I am in rehab mode. Today I looked at my workout as I was blowing into the gym.  It looked dinky.  I changed out of my adult clothing into my play clothing and went to renegotiate. (Ok so this video is kind of cute and funny, negotiations with my coach …

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And…she’s off and running.

Yesterday was my first run since December 4th. That is a super long time for me to not run. I did do “other” activities that were delicious and fun, but for me, I was a bit distressed about not actually running.   So combine not doing any long runs, with Holiday cheer (I actually seem …

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Coaching update.

I’ve been posting a ton lately, so folks I’m sorry.  This is in part, because I’ve been injured and just hanging around a lot and thinking a lot, so a lot of gibberish comes out here. Today though was CRAZY. I went to swim/spin.  I admit I wasn’t really in a super mood. It’s a …

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2014 Race Calendar

Truthfully, I am not supposed to even THINK about racing until I can run 5-10 miles and not get hurt. Well..  In my defense, a little thinking can not hurt.  In fact, it kind of takes the sting out of this years mess.  If I look at the year from January to January, I did …

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Mobilizing the resources. Injury Update

I had a realization this morning as I was swimming… Having any kind of coherent thought while doing laps is an achievement for me.  I tend to focus on lap counting, set counting and the like.  Thoughts drift in and out like jelly fish, but rarely do they stay. I dragged myself out of bed …

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