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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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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 11

There were 50 miles on tap for this week. 50 miles!! I have to admit to being overwhelmed and a bit scared when I first saw three 50-mile weeks on the schedule. Not only was the total mileage daunting, but

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 10

Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. 🙂 Last week’s training started off with a minor funk. I don’t know if it was a continuation of the “I’m so bored with running around Lake Merritt” feeling from

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 9

9 weeks complete, 9 more to go. Sing it with me now, “WOAH, we’re halfway there…” I’m not ashamed to say that “Livin’ On A Prayer” is one of my favorite songs ever. Now, on to what went down this

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 8

Another 40+ mile week in the books! I’m happy to report that this week felt easier than last week. I guess my body is adjusting to the mileage. 🙂 The only downside to this week was the weather — the

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