Race Recovery, Holidays, and Winter Training!

Hello, folks! I'm still here, but things have been busy. After Richmond, I took my usual week off to recover. I felt pretty good after the race but knew that my body needed another break. I headed up to my parent's house for the week of Thanksgiving and enjoyed a few runs around their town, …

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Two Weeks until the Richmond Marathon

This past weekend I wrapped up my mini peak-week. Despite going for a smaller peak than my Chicago training, I still wrapped up the week with 40 miles which felt like a decent amount for it only being my second week of running since finishing the Chicago Marathon. Rather than doing another 20-miler, my training …

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Three Weeks until the Richmond Marathon

This past week was my first week back to running after taking a week off after Chicago. These weeks leading up to Richmond will be about recovery and maintenance, not training. I'll get to that a little more in a bit. Marathon Recovery After a marathon, I usually take at least one week completely off …

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Chicago Marathon Training: Weeks Sixteen and Seventeen

Training is OVER! There were times when this training cycle felt like it was flying by, and times when it felt like it was dragging along. But that's a thought for my race week post coming up later this week. For now, back to my peak week (week sixteen). I actually peaked pretty low (for …

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