30 weeks of Marathon training.

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

Category Archives: Long run

Lighthouse Loop Race Report, in which I run, and more….

So on Sunday October 26th, I ran the Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon. This was one of those odd little B races.  I wanted to do it because I had missed it last year due to injury.  It is a pretty fast course with a smaller field. I love lighthouses.  If you look back though, my …

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The rest of Peak Week.

So the rest of peak week was “exciting” Holy Heck.  It was SO HARD. Thursday I had on the docket 10 by 800 repeats.  So I put on my game face and went for it. Apparently I really LIKE 800 reps.  By the time I got to the end of the workout, I had run …

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Peak…week.

This week has lower miles than last week….but… it’s still….  exciting. Monday I had a swim.  This was not exciting. It was peaceful, and long and stretchy. I was still tired from the longer run on Sunday, so… Monday night I had a deep tissue massage.   It was a challenge to get through.  The …

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Long run gone wrong….ish

So… “long run” of a rest week today.  5 miles. I again did not sleep well last night.  That really affects everything. Plus I ate junk food yesterday so I was fueled by…errrr…. Junk. SO I started out jogging along, and hit the hill then I noted some yellow police tape up.  BIG tree down …

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Sunday Long run.

Whew.  Long run. I had 12 miles on the docket.  Now. 12 is kind of a mid distance and it isn’t that long. My issue was that I’ve kinda been slacking on the long run. The last Sunday I was on an airplane, so no long run. The previous sunday I was supposed to be …

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Friday Fail Day

Soooo, Thursday I had to have a massage in my house. It was AWFUL.  I LOVE my massage therapist, but I think I hate to have people in my house.  It’s pretty messy.  I did make an effort to clean up a bit but with the dog shedding so much, my vacuum gets clogged with …

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Training and the Blues.

I truly wish this was a post about Training and the Blues… But it’s more about… Now…It isn’t any secret that I’ve had an inordinate, unprecedented amount of stress at work. A personal event occurred this weekend that should have made me happy, but seems to have plunged me into a bit of misery. It’s …

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Training Week Wrap Up.

This was a particularly challenging training week.  The workouts weren’t that bad, but I guess situationally they were. Monday: I was still in San Francisco.  Yep.  We went to the famous spot.  At that point I was kind of losing my patience with my host. It was a very warm day in San Francisco, and …

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Whew, exhausted.

So so tired today. I stayed up late watching the Gabby Douglas story on Lifetime Last night. To be honest, I will say it wasn’t that worth it.  I saw a bit more on Lifetime this morning and that was more candid and interesting.  I remember watching her in the 2012 Olympics and really loving …

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Today’s Long and the short of it.

Today is my Long run day. So I ran 4 miles. 4 you say and scratch your head a bit. Yep 4.  And they weren’t that easy.  Especially because darn it my pants were falling down. No I have not lost any weight.  I think there was something odd about the tights.  Eventually I got …

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