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Oct 1

October 1, 2015

Update on Marathon Training and tapering makes me crazy

(Crossing the finish line of my first marathon with my friend Christy – in Chicago!) The 2015 Chicago Marathon is 11 days away. I am 11 days away from running 26.2 miles. Am I prepared? As much as I’m going to be. I have mentioned a couple times in some previous posts that while I have been keeping up with my long runs on the weekends, the shorter runs during the week haven’t been as great. I have to do…

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Sep 30

September 30, 2015

9 Reasons to Join a Running Group

I posted not too long ago about going out of my comfort zone. I joined a running group! More specifically, a training group for the Chicago Marathon. I found a group here through Fleet Feet. I loved Fleet Feet in Chicago and knew they had training groups and just group runs in general so I figured I would look one up here in Nashville. Lucky me, there are two (Brentwood and Green Hills) and they had a training group going…

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Sep 22

September 22, 2015

A Great 20 Mile Run (seriously)!

This is going to sound crazy but I had a GREAT 20 mile run this past weekend. It was the second, and last, long training run before the Chicago Marathon in THREE weeks! The last 20 mile run I did a couple weeks ago went okay but I was really pushing myself at the end. I was out of energy, hurting, sore, tired, and just wanted it to end. But for some reason, this last 20 mile run wasn’t as…

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Aug 14

August 14, 2015

Lately: Marathon Training weeks 4/5 and traveling with our toddler (yikes!)

So the past few weeks of marathon training I feel like I have been slacking just a little bit. My weekday runs haven’t been as long or intense as they should be. I have been having trouble squeezing in the time to get them done. I run in the morning because I wouldn’t have time to run at night until Ady goes to bed and by then I am exhausted. Plus, I am just a morning runner. That is the…

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Aug 5

August 5, 2015

Weekend Workouts and Protein Shakes (and other fun stuff)

Saturday was a cross training day so I did the Upper Fix video on 21 Day Fix. And then I chased a toddler around… My training plan called for 12 miles on my long run day. I normally do long runs on Sundays and because we have a child, Brett and I haven’t been able to do these together… until now! My parents were able to watch Ady (thanks guys!) while we went out for a run. I forgot how…

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Jul 28

July 28, 2015

Marathon Training Week 3 – Changing Things Up

So my third week of marathon training went okay except for running on sore legs which I mentioned yesterday and my speed workout once again was a bust. I don’t know what my deal is but I just can’t seem to recover well from doing sprints. It wears me out and then I don’t end up finishing the workout. I think most of this is due to the heat honestly. I’m either running outside where it’s hot or on my…

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