Marathon Training Week 8: Road Trippin’

Whew! What a busy week and weekend …but one filled with fun activities! As typical for us Southerners, the weather was all over the place ….cool, warm, sunny, rainy and ending with it being downright cold on Saturday. I’m not complaining, yet, though, as these cooler temps are equating to faster paces …and who would complain about that?

Major Hubs and I love Broadway musicals, so we took a little road trip on Saturday to see a new one at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis. We had such a fun day, but before I tell you about that, let’s take a quick look at my workouts for the week ….and since I was too busy lazy to make it to Marcia’s ‘runfessional’ on Friday, I’ve included a few here that I really need to get off my chest, or soles, whichever the case may be.26.2 Continue reading

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Marathon Training Week 7: Fall’s Arrival

It’s Fall y’all ….finally! It has felt fabulous this past week down here in the deep south and I couldn’t be happier. Although, having lived here all of my life, I know all too well, that warmer temps are always lurking just around the corner. Therefore, we do our little happy dances, light our fire pits, cook chili and enjoy the cooler temps whenever we can get them!

Marathon training is going well, mainly because it still feels like half marathon training at this point. I don’t think the reality of full marathon training will hit me until I see a 14+ miler on my plan. Yikes! But there’s no need worrying about that now, as I keep telling myself to just take this one week at a time. Speaking of, let’s see how last week went …

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Marathon Training Week 6: Favorite Running Gear

Since I’m late to the Weekly Wrap party, I thought I’d kill two birds link-ups with one stone post. Training is going well and I’m surprised at how quickly that double-digit long run showed up in the training plan in comparison to half-marathon training plans. Considering that I had not run longer than 4 miles since the Utah Valley Half in June, I was pleasantly surprised that I handled that 10 miler on Saturday like I’d been running long all summer. That’s not to say it was effortless …you’ll never hear me say any long run is effortless because I just don’t believe they exist. Anyway, let’s see how last week’s workouts played out and then chat a little about running gear.26.2 Continue reading

Marathon Training Week 5: Steady She Goes

Another week comes to a close and once again, it’s time for the Weekly Wrap! I’ve been so inspired and motivated today by all of the Instagram posts of all those who took to the streets of Chicago this morning to run the 40th Chicago Marathon. Congratulations to you all …time to celebrate and relax!

It was an uneventful week of marathon training for me as I am still very early in my training cycle ….so I’m keeping things slow and steady with the sole purpose of reaching the starting line (and hopefully the finish line as well) uninjured.

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Ultimate Coffee Date: October Edition

The months are flying by and the calendar says it’s Fall, yet it feels as though we are stuck in a perpetual state of ‘summer’. It’s the first Saturday of the month, I’ve finished my long run and poured myself a cup of coffee with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream ….this can only mean one thing. It’s time for the Ultimate Coffee Date with Deborah and Coco! So grab a cup of coffee, with or without Bailey’s, no one’s judging …and join us!

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Marathon Training Week 4: If’s, And’s and Sore Butts

I’ll just cut right to the chase, it was a rough week for marathon training and I have a lot of excuses for a shotty week of training. While I thought the recovery from the Dam Century Ride would be a piece of cake, being that I felt remarkably well on Sunday and Monday, my post century glory was abruptly halted by a UTI, bruised sit bones, fatigue and a new foot pain. Lesson learned …never underestimate the havoc a tiny little bike seat can wreak on one’s nether regions over the course of 100 miles! But before I digress into the TMI category here, let’s see how my week went down….

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