Monthly Archives: October 2011

I Changed My Mind About the Marathon

Thursday night:  Me:  What time is it daylight in the morning? Husband:  Around 7:10 Me:  Oh, okay.  I’m gonna wake up and start running at 7:00. Friday morning at 6:40 a.m.: Alarm: Put a Ring On It – click to … Continue reading

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Run FAST Dedeaux, Run FAST

Today was a ‘tempo’ run day. Four miles – THANK GOD, because I think I would have passed out if I had any further to go! My runs are usually between 12-1/2 to 13-1/2 minute miles. Today, I averaged about … Continue reading

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Double Digits and Week 2 Done

Whew! I ran 27 miles this week. So, if there is ever a week-long marathon, I’m already ready! Last week, I had a little training lesson: I can’t run at all the day after a long run and I should … Continue reading

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One Week Down

I’ve completed (sort of) my first official week of training for the marathon next February.  It was rough.  I say I ‘sort of’ completed the week’s training because I didn’t do the last 4 mile run.  I’ve been doing a … Continue reading

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‘Easy’ Isn’t Always Easy

This is week two of my marathon training.  My schedule includes days that I should run a ‘tempo’ pace and some days when I run a ‘marathon’ pace.  I wasn’t really sure what in the world a ‘tempo’ pace even … Continue reading

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First Long Run!

Today I officially started my training program for the Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon that will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2012.  Let me let that soak in for a second. I am on a 16 week schedule that really … Continue reading

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Please Get Out of My Way!

I’ve been struggling to decide what’s a reasonable minimum amount of time that I need to train for a marathon so I can decide which one I want to run.  I need a race with a flat course so I … Continue reading

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I COULD Talk Myself Out of ANYTHING!

I can talk myself out of doing most anything, quickly and on the fly.  I am very convincing like that.  I can appeal to my rational side while also roping in the emotional me.  Who’s going to know if I … Continue reading

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