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MCM Week 18, Training Recap, & Post-Race Recovery

Even though Week 18 of MCM training happened 3 whole weeks ago, I’m posting it anyway for the sake of completion.  Not to mention, I wanted to reflect on the training cycle as a whole, as well as make note

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Marine Corps Marathon: Post-Race Analysis

If you read my MCM recap, you’ll know that race day didn’t exactly turn out the way I had expected it to.  My main goal was to beat my debut marathon (CIM, 4:32:39), but I was hoping to finish in

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Race Recap: 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

For those of you who want to cut to the chase, here’s the 30-second mini-recap: Race day weather for the 38th running of the Marine Corps Marathon was perfect and everything leading up to the race went smoothly.  The first

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Odds & Ends (aka Pre-MCM Ramblings)

We leave tomorrow afternoon for the East Coast, which means I *should* be packing.  However, did you know that packing is one of my least favorite things in this whole world? It is the very definition of decision fatigue, especially

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 17 (1 week out!)

Only 6 days to go until MCM!!! This past week was a real doozy – the race almost got canceled, I had many more servings of alcohol and sweets than intended (I blame it on my birthday and on the

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“Training is a blessing.”

I knew I was speaking too soon when I said that the taper crazies hadn’t set in yet.  The last 48 hours have been a rollercoaster of emotion.  Here’s a recap: Tues morning: Sent out an email to my sister

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 16 (2 weeks out)

Week 1 of taper! Here’s how it went down (“planned” workout in green/“actual” in bold): Monday: Rest or cross-training/rest. I went to Trader Joe’s and bought lots of healthy-ish snacks, hoping to start taper on the right foot. Tues: 5/5.

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 15 (Peak Week!) + Mt. Diablo Mini-Recap

Before I start this week’s recap, I wanted to give a shout-out to Mike, who kicked butt at the Portland Marathon today. His finish time of 3:30:27 was just shy of his PR — impressive considering a mid-cycle injury that

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 14

I feel like I’ve entered an alternate reality where 50-mile weeks are the new normal and a 34-mile cutback weeks are no biggie. (For perspective, my highest mileage week for CIM was 34.4 miles and that was race week.) What

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 13

Lucky #13? Maybe so! Before I dive into marathon training, I wanted to give a special shout-out to KH who finished the Jackson Hole Marathon today — her very first! What’s astonishing/amazing is that she started training about 3 weeks

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