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Motivational Music Monday #41

Motivational Music Monday Welcome to Motivational Music Monday!!  It’s the start of another week, the dawn of another day, and just where do those weekends go?!!  I hope you are all ready to rock (and run if that’s what you do) and crack open the playlists.  I’ll be sharing, a classic 90’s rock tune at… Read More »

Planning a (Marathon) Plan

Greetings! In addition to maybe writing a post or two once in a while to keep the blog alive, I’ve also been thinking about what training plan I should adopt for my next marathon cycle.  You would think after having done a few 26.2’s I would have a good idea of how this marathon training… Read More »

Marathon Training Checkin

It’s been several weeks since the last marathon training update and, behold, in just 3 weeks we will be heading to Salt Lake City, Utah for marathon number 2 of 2016 and state number 6.  So, time for a marathon training checkin. The past few weeks have been crazy busy, up and down, and wreaked havoc on my… Read More »

Training Update

It feels like I’ve neglected the site a bit this past week, though the reality is that it was just one of those weeks where work issues took precedence and blogging time just got squeezed out of the schedule, so a training update seems like a good idea!  Although I would normally just barely be finishing… Read More »

Back to training!

And, so the cycle resumes.  Two weeks and two days have passed since the great experience (and PR in case I hadn’t mentioned it 🙂 ) at the Chicago marathon and it seems forever since I posted the Race Summary.  But, with Illinois in the rear-view mirror, the post-marathon period of doing basically nothing, or sod all as… Read More »

Post-Chicago Marathon, Now What?

The Chicago marathon is complete and as life returns to normal, I, along with many others completing their goal races right now, face the question of “Now What?” With the big race for the year along with the high that comes with finishing a marathon complete, there is a very real potential for an almost inevitable let-down… Read More »

Chicago Marathon Training is Done!

Well almost… Tomorrow represents a significant milestone – training for the 2015 Chicago marathon will be complete! An easy paced six mile run on the trail to Lake Cassidy as soon as I get in tomorrow, after a mostly easy 9.4 mile run on Sunday puts a wrap on the marathon plan. The next run will start at Grant Park… Read More »

Long Run Progression

On the eve of the final long run before Chicago, I thought it would be interesting to look back at the progression of my long runs through this training cycle.  Many runners are approaching their final long run for their Fall marathon or have just completed the last long run and are in the restless state… Read More »