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Marathon training – Week 9: Running is a team sport

I knew this week was going to be a challenge since it was Thanksgiving and I was travelling out-of-state to visit family.  Considering this was a tough training week without any changes to my regular schedule, I was a bit concerned.  Weeks like this are the reason they advise us to plan ahead and to […]

Marathon training – Week 8: Halfway There!

This cutback week came at the perfect time.  After last week’s awful race (I’m totally over it now, really), this was a much needed break.  It gave me a little time to relax and enjoy each run and get my mental focus back.  I wouldn’t say it was an ideal week since I started having […]

Healthy Eating Highlight #3

I can’t believe this year is almost over!!  How can it be Thanksgiving already and December?  I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday and your time together! For this week’s healthy eating highlight, I am pleased to introduce you to Angie Reay!  Angie is an incredibly inspiring and encouraging person committed to helping […]

Healthy Eating Highlight #2

I can’t believe the weekend is already over!  I have to take back what I said last week about fall temperatures arriving in Texas….it was in the 30s and 40s most of the week and in the 80s today.  That’s Texas weather for you! For this week’s healthy eating highlight, I am extremely excited to […]

Marathon Training – Week 6: I think it’s happening!

I knew going into this week that it had the potential to be hectic and challenging.  But I was determined to plan for it and make it work.  And, as I expected, it was a tough week.  And, also as expected, I got it done!  It took some focus and dedication but it did get […]

Marathon Training – Week 4: Hallelujah and OMG!

I mentioned in last week’s recap that I was really looking forward to this week since it was a cutback week.  The reduced mileage was nice but kind of has an odd mental impact.  Rationally, I realize and understand that my body needs time to rest and recover.  But that seems counter-intuitive in other ways.  Shouldn’t […]

Marathon Training: Week 3 – It’s getting intense

I can’t really think of another word to describe this week other than intense.  But that’s how this week was supposed to be.  The basic structure of my training plan is 4 week blocks with 2 build up weeks, 1 intense week, and a cutback/recovery week.  Rinse and repeat 3 times, then run a marathon.  […]