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Monthly Mileage: January 2014

Building mileage back up. Advertisements

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Monthly Mileage: December 2013

This was my monthly mileage for December, and first full month back to running post-stress fracture. * Somehow, I forgot to post this.

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The Breaks: Moving Beyond Injury

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” Oprah Winfrey ~ Two weeks ago, I returned to Dr. Geller, the orthopedic podiatrist who’s been treating my most-recent stress fracture. He x-rayed the site of the injury, and gave me the green light – healed! You can see it in the middle metatarsal: a faint, swirly milky way of […]

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What’s Next: 2014 Spring Season

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” Walter Elliot ~ After the Chicago Marathon, and while my stress fracture healed, I began to wonder: what’s next. With every marathon I’d run, I immediately had the next 26.2 lined up. Until Chicago. Not only did I not have […]

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Monthly Mileage: November 2013

That’s what recovery from a stress fracture looks like!

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Giving Thanks

“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.” Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s ~ Yes, it’s indeed time to make some decisions about spring goals. As I look forward, I’d also like to express my profound and heartfelt appreciation to those who support me. Their continued encouragement is not only amazing, but […]

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Closing The Chicago Chapter

“Each goal achieved is equally a dream destroyed.” Reinhold Messner ~ Thank you kindly for the introduction, Reinhold. I should add: my marathon dream is still very much intact. The Chicago Marathon was a beautiful race on a day made for marathoning. The conditions were ideal, and I lined up feeling confident. My mind was […]

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Chicago Marathon Training: Week Seventeen

Week seventeen’s runs were pretty darn good. Perhaps minus Wednesday’s easy run, as that workout never feels great, to me. That aside, the runs went smoothly and my legs feel more recovered. Taper’s progressing along quite nicely, and I’m not experiencing taper madness as much as I have previously. At the time of publication, less […]

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Chicago Marathon Training: Week Fifteen

Week fifteen was my last intense set of workouts before beginning to taper. The week had three fantastic runs. Thrown in was one “easy” run that felt junky, with noticeable shin pain. It caused me to take an unscheduled rest day, which helped. Closed the week out with an amazing set of intervals and a […]

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Chicago Marathon Training: Week Fourteen

Week fourteen was a funky training week. It was probably the most I’d fallen off schedule, so far. It kicked off with a fantastic long tempo run. After that, the weather reared its ugly head. High temperatures, crazy humidity, and a terrible storm all played their part in derailing my week. Real life got in […]

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Motivation: Real Life

Last night I tried to run my mile repeats in that horrible torrential onslaught of rain. I made it about 5.5 miles through when the bike path along the water was abandoned, and the lightning overhead was threatening enough to call it quits. Wasn’t happy about that internal debate, but I didn’t want to take […]

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Chicago Marathon Training: Week Thirteen

Week thirteen was another higher mileage week. It also required more schedule manipulation than usual due to my personal schedule. Had to move runs to the AM, PM, and switched my interval day. Resulted in some seriously fatigued legs on Thursday. Thankfully a rest day got them ready to run long, which meant ending the […]

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Chicago Marathon Training: Week Twelve

Week twelve capped off August training. This week’s running pushed me into the highest mileage month I’ve ever logged. I made it out of the city for a few days, to bid farewell to the summer in Fire Island. Was beautiful to see the beach blanketed by dark clouds (so moody, I love it). I […]

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Monthly Mileage: August 2013

That’s a PR in monthly mileage! Compared to July 2013: 150.39 miles.

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Monthly Mileage: July 2013

Ramping up the marathon training mileage. Compared to June 2013: 92.75 miles.

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Chicago Marathon Training: Week Five

Week five saw my first 5 runs/week scheduled out of three marathon training cycles (love it), running in Nike LunaRacers (nice), and weekly mileage that nearly exceeds last cycle’s peak mileage (wow!). Monday Run: Tempo. Expected a battle of a run due to heat, humidity, and nasal congestion. Instead, was greeted with that “feel like […]

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Chicago Marathon Training: Week Four

Week four consisted of more hot and humid running (makes for a strong fall), a thwarted attempt to run in Nikes (fate?), and a really satisfying round of intervals (love, love, love). Monday Run: Tempo. Evening run. Warmed up comfortably; started to drop pace at end of warmup to head into tempo miles. Set Garmin to […]

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