Tag Archives: Training

I Am Getting Faster

It was never my goal (or desire), but I am becoming a faster runner.   I won’t be challenging the likes of Allyson Felix or Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.  I don’t have an explosive start like them…  🙂  Give me some time to … Continue reading

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I’ve Hit the Wall

I haven’t checked in for a few weeks, but everything is going just fine.  I am getting my runs done and am doing a some of my cross training.  I keep saying and promising myself that I am going to … Continue reading

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Yay! Meh… and UGH!

As you may or may not know, I am training for the Chevron Houston Marathon on January 19, 2014.  This will be my second marathon.  I ran the Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon in February of 2012.    It was mostly … Continue reading

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Where has the time gone?

I can’t believe it’s been a MONTH since I’ve posted.  As I look back on my training calendar, I guess not much has happened.  Life kind of got in the way a little bit.  I have missed 2-3 days of … Continue reading

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OMG – High Knees

Let me just say:  I had NO idea how hard this ‘pace run’ workout would be this morning.  I have work to do! I am following a RunCoach plan to help me train for the marathon in January.  Today, I … Continue reading

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Cross Training is Killing Me

Sorry.  I run because I want to RUN not bike, use the elliptical or stair machine or water walk or any of that other stuff.   My Run Coach marathon training plan calls for days and days of cross training … Continue reading

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Plans (so far) For My Second Marathon

So, I got into the Chevron Houston Marathon.  I am excited because I know that under the fear and nervousness about training, this is something I really want to do.  I CAN do this.  I just gotta train, and train … Continue reading

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Mind or Body?

Today is my off day but I ran anyway.  Why?  I saw a FB post for a Runner’s World Run Streak and decided to join.  The challenge is to run at least a mile every day between Memorial Day (May … Continue reading

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Making a List and Checking it…. SEVERAL times

My very first marathon is only FIVE days away!  I am full of so many emotions:  excitement, fear, anxiety, nervousness…  I think these are going to be long days. I am working on a list of all of the things … Continue reading

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Attitude & Effort

There are only 7 more days until my first full marathon.  WOW!  It doesn’t seem exactly like YESTERDAY that I started training, but in the words of some old cliche maker:  Time flies when you’re having fun.  I confidently declared … Continue reading

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