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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 […][...]

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

Marathon Training: First Month Down

The first month of marathon training has come and gone, and I have discovered a couple of things about my training schedule: My vacations/weekends away have interrupted training more than I thought they would help training. Yes, I could run whenever I wanted while I was on vacation, but the actual t[...]