Hello, August

How can it be already? Where has the summer gone? It seems like we have barely even gone to the pool and here we are with this already: School supply shopping. Check. My children actually get excited about this. Is that normal? The youngest spent ten minutes trying to decide between the folder with the […]

Marathon Training Week 4

A month in already. Wow. Time flies. This was a week of hard workouts. Kind of scary seeing it on the calendar all at once. Monday: Hill repeats 1M WU 4xHR CD for a total of 5 miles in 50:01 Felt sluggish on legs tired from Sunday’s 17-miler. But overall not too bad. Was shocked […]

The Treadmill Track Workout and the Case of the Bruised Bladder

by Carolyn Keene….or really just Sue When you have an almost 11-year-old, you have lots of Nancy Drew books laying around your house. Week #3 of marathon training Monday: 5 miles outside in 45:48 (9:15+ GP). Another hot one. And there’s nothing like having to make a quick grocery store stop on the way home […]

Marathon Training Week 1-Feeling It?

I planned carefully to make sure my Marine Corp Marathon training was going to get me to a marathon PR. I was feeling it…I had my marathon training schedule picked out. Runners world -Your Best Marathon Plan. Five days a week of running, with one day of hill/speed work, one long run and three other […]

And the Heat Goes On

Is it wrong that it’s barely July and I’m wishing for fall temperatures already? Week #2 of marathon training My running schedule is all out of whack this week. When you’re running five days a week, going out of town–even for a couple of days–can make it a challenge to fit all those runs in. […]

….and in With the Fast

Marine Corps Marathon training has officially begun, and week number one is in the books! Or, put another way, am I really doing this again?? New kicks to kick off the start of training! The focus of my next seven weeks of training is speed work. Yay! Finally! I think. Monday: 5 treadmill miles in […]