marathon training

Looking for a Change

October 6, 2011

Workout Getting out of bed for morning workouts is never especially easy for me but I make the extra effort because I know that once my workout is complete I feel amazing and my day is off to a great start. This morning was no different in my lack of desire to leave my warm [...]

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Most Stressful Cities

October 4, 2011

Forbes came up with a list of the 13 most stressful cities in the nation and Baltimore happened to fall into the 12 spot on the list. According to the Baltimore Sun, Forbes looked at quality of life indicators (unemployment levels to the number of hours spent working to housing affordability and traffic) to determine [...]

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Run Hundred

October 3, 2011

I can’t believe that today marks the first day of my last two weeks of marathon training! It’s time to taper and trust that my hard work from the past 13 weeks is going to pay off! I’m so excited and anxious for October 16th to be here, yet, I’m also beyond nervous already to [...]

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Oats Love Reminder

August 29, 2011

It’s Monday!!! The start of another week. The start of not just any week too, the last week of summer! This upcoming weekend is Labor Day weekend and I feel like just yesterday it was Memorial Day weekend – waaaaah! Does this mean no more white pants and shoes?!?! Workout This morning’s workout was a [...]

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Determination

August 20, 2011

I went to bed last night doubting that 19 miles were going to happen this morning. And I woke up this morning still doubting. But regardless, I went through my usual pre-long run routine and headed to a local trail, the NCR trail, with determination. And guess where that determination and these two feet carried [...]

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Rowdie Morning

August 17, 2011

Happy Hump Day, friends!! Workout This morning’s workout was a tempo run. On my marathon training schedule, Wednesday workouts have changed from speedwork with sprints to tempo runs. That means I am halfway through – ekkk! The big day is two months from yesterday! My mile/speed break down looked like this today: Mile 1 – 8:30 [...]

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Put Another One in the Books

August 13, 2011

I accidentally overslept this morning and woke up in a panic thinking that it wasn’t a good sign for how mu 16 miles were going to go. Luckily, the morning got right on track and I was only set back about 20 minutes from the time that I was hoping to get my run started. [...]

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