Archive for October, 2012

October 28th, 2012 - 4:08 pm § in Uncategorized

I Did It!

In case you were wondering…I finished the Marine Corps Marathon. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t what I hoped for, but I didn’t stop and I made it up that hill and finished. It was the best and worst experience of my life, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Except for maybe the[...]

October 27th, 2012 - 10:56 am § in Marathon Training

Tomorrow I Become a Marathoner

Everything comes down to tomorrow. All my early weekend morning runs. All my speed and hill drills. All the conversations and all the questions have prepared me for tomorrow. If someone asks me if I am ready, I can confidently say “I am ready for the first 20 miles.” Those last 6.2 on th[...]

October 24th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Marathon Training

Marathon Week: Is Carbo-Loading Totally Necessary?

I’ve never really believed in carbo-loading. I think it is because I love carbs too much and eat them way too often to see a real difference. Yes, I will eat my pasta the night before the big race, but do I really need to add on a bagel, some garlic bread and whatever else […][...]

October 23rd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Marathon Training

Marathon Week: Let’s Talk Music

Before training for MCM I was devoted to my iPod when running. I couldn’t leave home without it and if it died in the middle of the run…THAT was a disaster. Even when I trained for my half marathons in NYC with Kristin (different one) and McKenzie I had one ear bud in while we […][...]

October 22nd, 2012 - 7:50 am § in Marathon Training

Marathon Week: Here We Go

Taper has been good to me. The 11ish miles through the zoo and the 9 miles on Saturday to bagels had me feeling refreshed and like I could take on anything. So much better than my last 20 miler that left me tired, in pain and unsure whether I would even be able to complete […][...]

October 14th, 2012 - 2:40 pm § in Marathon Training

If I Ran the Zoo

Taper time is here! Along with just being exhausted…I am tired of running the same routes so when we needed to find one for today that had us hitting 15 miles I decided to get creative. Inspired by my love of being a running tourist and the fact that it is simply gorgeous out right […][...]

October 7th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Marathon Training

A Runner’s Crisis

At some point during my decision to become a serious runner I became a shoe snob. It used to be I walked in tried on ones that felt comfortable. If they were on sale, double whammy. But as my miles increased my need for the RIGHT shoe increased. Saucony is my brand of choice and […][...]

October 3rd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in obesity, Wellness

Exercise Apps Fall Short

Thanks for marathon training I’ve finally tested out apps like RunKeeper and MapMyRun. They’ve worked out great for the most part, but are really just used so that I know where I am going. My use of the Nike Fuel band lasted approximately three months, and then I got bored. So it was rea[...]