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Marathon Monday–Wk 0: And it begins… by runaroundaroo Posted Mon 16 Jan 2012 11:25pm Workout Wanda: An outside run of 3.4 miles in 31:14, a pace of 9:11. Today is the first day of…the next 18 weeks of my life. Original, right?! But this isn’t just any 18 weeks. It is 18 weeks of marathon training. A full 18 weeks of running according to a schedule and hopefully this bit of time will be finished up with a full 26.2 mile race ... Read on »
The Holiday Marathon 2011 begins by Gia A. Posted Tue 29 Nov 2011 2:13pm This is not usually a “day in my life” kind of blog, but as a way to apologize for being a bad blogger for the past week, let me share with you how the past 7 days have gone.  Aside from our time in the NICU , this week has been the single most difficult week I have had as a mother. A really incredible friend of mine once said that Thanksgi ... Read on »
The Perfect TenthRace Report from the 2010 Chicago MarathonPart II - Before the Start/In the Beginning by The Laminator Posted Thu 14 Oct 2010 8:36pm Before The Start Having arrived in Chicago on Friday morning and experienced the warmer weather up close and personal for a day and a half, I felt as prepared to face the sun on race morning as I did the full 26.2 mile distance...which is another way of saying NOT. SO. MUCH. Perhaps I should explain. For the past week and a half of taper, ... Read on »
Marathon Training Begins & Runner’s World Half by RoadJane Posted Tue 16 Oct 2012 12:20pm Today is the official beginning of what I’m sure will be a whirlwind journey towards becoming a full marathoner. I still can’t quite grasp that my first half marathon was in 2011. I still can’t believe I’ve done 7 of them so far. It hasn’t exactly sunk in that I’m going to be running 26.2 miles in February, only 4 months from now, and the same mo ... Read on »
My taper for the half-marathon begins on Saturday by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 9:08pm In order to give my feet more time for rest, I'm taking a three-week taper instead of a two-week. My taper will be as follows. Saturday March 31 - An hour rest run All runs next week will be reduced approximately 25%. All runs the following week will be reduced approximately 50% All runs the week after, except Wednesday and ... Read on »
Marathon Week begins by chasingthenow Posted Sun 13 Nov 2011 1:39am Hello friends! I sure hope you’re not sick of hearing about running, because I’m not sure if there’s anything else I am capable of talking about this week. Today begins Marathon Week—the week I’ve been waiting for, dreaming about, and anticipating since July. This week is all about preparing myself to run my best race on Sunday. Get ... Read on »
Boston Marathon...And The Countdown Begins by Chronic Runner Posted Mon 26 Mar 2012 11:26am Three weeks from right now, right now, I will be running my first Boston Marathon. And this week isn't even much of a taper. I have a half marathon on Sunday with some extra miles tacked on for good measure, and my weekly mileage will still be reasonable. But at this point I know that I've done my last long run, 24 miles this past Saturday, ... Read on »
And It Begins...Marathon Training!!! And a Winner Too! by roadrunnergirl Posted Wed 03 Oct 2012 6:00am Marathon training begins this week!!! Here are my thoughts on that and the goals I have for my second marathon...that I will be running in Disney World!!! :-) Are you ready for a winner?? Thanks to everyone who entered my SPIbelt giveaway!!! The winner is Congratulations Erin Olander!!!! Please email your mailing address to m ... Read on »
My half marathon training begins by Kiley M. Posted Mon 03 Jun 2013 1:49pm Today is the day my half marathon training officially begins. Kinda nice my knee only needed the month off from running to heal (sorry to those of you with injuries, it sucks, I know!). This week I’m going to keep my runs easy, trying to keep my heart rate at less than 135 bpm or so. Otherwise, I’m following this plan for the most part. I’m pro ... Read on »
Half marathon training update & the countdown begins by Kiley M. Posted Mon 20 Jan 2014 2:26pm Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. day! My man got the day off work and he was awesome this morning and took the boys to run errands with him, leaving me to my lonesome to workout to my hearts content. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to spend the morning working out, especially without little boys around. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I starte ... Read on »