Shamrock Marathon Training: Time to Taper

I've made it to taper. The past 13 weeks have been full of early mornings, endless amounts of Honey Stinger waffles and energy gels, and miles, miles, miles. My last post a month ago feels like ages ago. The past four weeks were full of the big, scary runs. First, my 19-mile run with the …

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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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Enough is Enough: Thoughts on Vegas

This one's not about running, but it should be. This post should be about running because I should be super excited and happy that race week is finally here. Instead, I woke up to the news yesterday morning of yet another mass shooting. Another tragedy of innocent mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, friends, lovers, …

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Chicago Marathon Training: Weeks Fourteen and Fifteen

Two more weeks down, three weeks until race day! I am starting to get really excited that my next marathon is just around the corner. The past two weeks have brought some really quality running and an ART session that seems to finally have helped knock out my cranky leg problems. We headed out of …

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