Archive for September, 2012

September 30th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Marathon Training

Worst Week of Training So Far?

After my kick-ass training last week, I felt better than ever. The mountain top was in sight and I was full steam ahead. Then I got smacked with a cold. Combine that with a feeling like my legs were made of lead and what you have folks is a terrible training week. I just couldn’t […][...]

September 23rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm § in Marathon Training

A 32 Mile Week: 20 Miler Numero Uno!

I am currently laying on my couch knowing that I accomplished a lot this morning, but also knowing that I don’t anticipate being able to move anytime soon. I ran 20 miles this morning, and I did it in just over three hours and 30 minutes. The 20 miler has been looming over me since […][...]

September 19th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Eating to Fuel the Long Run

Listen to a conversation between people training for a marathon, and you’ll hear three main topics: how many miles they’re running this week, which part(s) of their body are sore or tight, and what to eat. Runners know that food fuels exercise, but what type of food and when to eat are key quest[...]

September 16th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Marathon Training

Switching Up the Long Run

Kristin & I did our long run on Saturday this week. That little change (despite a crappy running week) actually gave me more of a desire to run on Sunday too. Usually, I do my little 3-4 miles on Saturday to loosen up the legs, and dread the long run the following today. Not so […][...]

September 12th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Workout Out Review: Edge Yoga

I finally took the plunge on Friday and tested out a yoga studio near me–Edge Yoga. I haven’t been to a proper (I say proper, meaning it isn’t a class at Gold’s) yoga class since moving to D.C. and I really needed it. I marched myself over to Mark’s Yoga I class expecti[...]

September 9th, 2012 - 3:30 pm § in Marathon Training

Marathon Training: 18! (or as my dad thought YAY TEAM)

By all accounts this was not an awesome training week for me. Every single run was sluggish, cut short, and just dreadful. That includes my simple 4 miler from yesterday. Needless to say, I was not looking forward to my run with Kristen this morning. Eighteen felt like a foreign number that stirred [...]

September 5th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Marathon Training

Marathon Training: Is Speed Work Necessary?

This week marks what I am calling the beginning of the trip down the mountain in marathon training. That means tomorrow is officially the start of what should be speed work. I’ve never been much for picking a goal time and trying to get to it–I just like to say I finished. Because of thi[...]