Marathon Training Category

NYRR Scotland Run 10K

The Scotland Run’s always one of my favorite NYRR races. Let’s face it: it’s scattered with kilts and bagpipes – two things of which I’m quite fond! If only they were part of every race… Last year’s Scotland 10K was a PR for me. That’s not saying much since I’ve never properly raced this distance. […]

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#feet #30DaysToBoston

“Power and speed be hands and feet.” Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Day Twenty-one: Saturday, April 6, 2013 #feet #9DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Runner’s feet: blistered, half-missing toenail, in dire need of a pedicure. Just how they’re meant to be.

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#smelly #30DaysToBoston

“Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.” Iris Murdoch ~ Day Twenty: Friday, April 5, 2013 #smelly #10DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Old Chucks and running shoes: the aroma of thousands of miles. Or, so I imagine.

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#lovethis #30DaysToBoston

“I don’t know about you, but every time some joker points me out as I walk through an airport wearing extra-small Dolfin shorts, a tank top and leg warmers, I get a little upset.” Richard Simmons ~ Day Nineteen: Thursday, April 4, 2013 #lovethis #11DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Anyone who runs with me knows, I love […]

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#fuel #30DaysToBoston

“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” Mia Hamm ~ Day Eighteen: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 #fuel #12DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Thank you, Eugene Marathon, for the surprise package! Adding fuel to the fire: #BQorBUST

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#taper #30DaysToBoston

“A wise man once said, ‘Trust your taper.’” Unknown ~ Day Seventeen: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 #taper #13DaysToBoston #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Taper’s not happening until this bad boy is run.

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#crosstrain #30DaysToBoston

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” Carlos Castaneda ~ Day Sixteen: Monday, April 1, 2013 #crosstrain #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge

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#eattoday #30DaysToBoston

“For me a day without training is like a day without eating.” Haile Gebrselassie ~ Day Fifteen: Sunday, March 31, 2013 #eattoday #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Okay, not really. What I ate in actuality wasn’t much healthier, however, even by vegetarian standards.

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Eugene Marathon Training: Week Eleven

Week eleven ended with the second to longest run of training before taper. It went very well – a bit over 20 miles – over two bridges and into two boroughs. However, I slacked on cross-training this week. Time to get back on track with the personal trainer. But, the running went well and my […]

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#reward #30DaysToBoston

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” Napoleon Hill ~ Day Fourteen: Saturday, March 30, 2013 #reward #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge My biggest reward is seeing progress. First 20-miler in 2011 for NYC Marathon vs today’s 20.15 miler for Eugene Marathon. Running 1:14 min/mi faster now on my long training runs. #BostonBound

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#motivate #30DaysToBoston

“All great achievements require time.” Maya Angelou ~ Day Thirteen: Friday, March 29, 2013 #motivate #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge The original: my “Boston Bound” Say It Do It bracelet by Erica Sara Designs.

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#early #30DaysToBoston

“At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.” Norman Maclean ~ Day Twelve: Thursday, March 28, 2013 #early #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Too pretty to convert to black and white. Sunrise over NoHo on my way to spin class.

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#pain #30DaysToBoston

“To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain–not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it.” Dr. George Sheehan ~ Day Eleven: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 #pain #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Physical and emotional pain: crossing Pensacola Marathon finish line with a stress fractured foot […]

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#sweat #30DaysToBoston

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” Winston Churchill Day Ten: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 #sweat #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge

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Allstate 13.1 New York Race Recap

“There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions. It is better to train under bad conditions, for the difference is then a tremendous relief in a race.” Emil Zatopek ~ Such was the Allstate 13.1 New York: training under unfavorable conditions. From the confusing course to the weather, this run became a test […]

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#distance #30DaysToBoston

“If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not demanding more from yourself – expanding and learning as you go – you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip.” Dean Karnazes Day Nine: Monday, March 25, 2013 #distance #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Route of the 22-mile NYC Marathon training run that […]

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Eugene Marathon Training: Week Ten

Week ten had some amazing runs and some “okay” runs but they all served their purpose in training. Especially the 13.1 New York half marathon as training run. That one was a prime lesson in just how the mind can will the body to keep moving in a less-than-ideal state. Overall, came out of the […]

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#lovedones #30DaysToBoston

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Day Eight: Sunday, March 24, 2013 #lovedones #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge

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#longrun #30DaysToBoston

“Running long offers a dress rehearsal. Running long teaches the stress of lifting feet 5,000 times per hour. Running long builds confidence.” Hal Higdon Day Seven: Saturday, March 23, 2013 #longrun #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge 13.1 New York Half Marathon as goal marathon pace training run.

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#playlist #30DaysToBoston

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” Frank Zappa Day Six: Friday, March 22, 2013 #playlist #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge I don’t really run with music unless I’m stuck on the treadmill. But I do have a playlist called Intervals with Ke$ha & Katy Perry to Phish, Mumford, and Beck. Playlist: All the Right Moves […]

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#snack #30DaysToBoston

“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” Adelle Davis Day Five: Thursday, March 21, 2013 #snack #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge Generation UCAN: fuels my workouts, my races, and sometimes my life!

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#inspire #30DaysToBoston

“Example has more followers than reason.” Christian Bovee Day Four: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 #inspire #30DaysToBoston #photochallenge It’s more than a personal challenge; it’s an opportunity to be a role model.

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