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Marathon Training Long Run Lessons & Dogs On Television Gig

Posted Oct 08 2011 9:20am

Happy Saturday my dears! I’m going to try to write this post quickly because I want to do a quick walk with Mo before we head out to for a canoe trip! Nick has been wanting to go canoeing ever since we moved here and we found a reasonably priced trip with Foote Bros. Canoe in Ipswich. It’s the perfect activity for today because the weather is beautiful and my legs are pretty tired from yesterday’s 16 mile long run.



Overall, yesterday’s long run was good, however, I was reminded of a very important lesson:

Even if I’m feeling great at the halfway point, it is too early to pick up my pace!

After gradually increasing my speed through the first 13 miles of my run I had to back off for the last 3 and they were pretty rough. The it’s a marathon not a sprint saying is an appropriate mantra I will repeat to myself anytime I feel the need to speed up!

I hadn’t originally planned to include Pine Island Road on my route but was so glad that I did. I always slow down a touch, gaze into the horizon, and breathe in the salty air.

Sunday memories, pine island road, newbury MA


sunday memories, pine island road, newbury MA 2

Despite my cold bath yesterday, my achilles and quads are definitely feeling it so after my walk I’ll do some light stretching and then I’m planning on a light run tomorrow. I’m a BIG fan of active rest to help work out the kinks.



Last night Nick and I headed into downtown Boston to see my brother-in-law James and his band Dogs on Television play at McGann’s Pub.

Dogs on Television

James should be in an Energizer battery commercial because he plays with his band, does solo gigs, just finished recording another CD, all while working a full time job. I get tired just thinking about it!

One of the benefits of being related to a talented musician is that you get to hear CD’s before they are released to the public. His newest creation is coming out in a few months so I will make sure to let my Boston buddies know when and where the big CD release party is going down. You can also hear a bunch of songs from his debut album,  Seven Years Now , on his website.

I’m off to enjoy this beeeautiful day! I would love to hear from you…

What’s on your weekend agenda?

Have you learned any tough fitness or health lessons lately?

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