Tag Archives: long distance running

Surviving Long Treadmill Runs

I’ll admit it – I hate being cold.  I’ll go as far as to say I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to winter.  You’d think that after living in Illinois and having to face cold and windy … Continue reading

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The Road to 13.1 – My Half Marathon Training Plan

On Saturday morning, Preston and I sat down and plotted out our training plans for January’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  We spent 90 minutes mapping out our training plan, using Jeff Galloway’s runDisney training plans as a guide for … Continue reading

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My First Long Distance Race

This morning I completed my first long distance race – the Biggest Loser 10K.  There’s much to report from this race.  For those who have been following the posts today on the Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series Facebook Page, there’s … Continue reading

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Race Goals for Sunday’s Biggest Loser 10K

Its hard to believe that I’ll be running my first 10K on Sunday!  Although I had walked a couple of 5Ks prior to starting this running journey, this will be my first time completing a race of any distance more … Continue reading

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Adjusting For DC’s Heat and Humidity

What great timing – the start of my long distance running has been accompanied by the arrival of DC’s notorious summer heat and humidity.  Without a doubt, summer is my favorite of the four seasons.  I love the warmer weather … Continue reading

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A Weekend Full of Milestones

There’s so much to celebrate from this past weekend!  Given that Preston and I were in Illinois to celebrate my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary, I’m overjoyed that I was able to stay on track with my training despite being out … Continue reading

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In Competition with Myself

I’m still coming off of Monday’s high of having run my first 5K without any walking.  Throughout my run I kept telling myself “I can do this.”  Without a doubt, giving myself a pep talk throughout Monday’s run is what … Continue reading

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I Finally Ran a 5K Without Any Walking!

I finally did it – I ran an entire 5K without stopping to do any walking!  I’ve slowly been progressing from a mile, then a walk break, to 1.5 miles, then a walk break, to 2 miles, etc, and yesterday … Continue reading

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First Long Distance Run…Done!

Up until this point, all of my runs have been 5K or less in terms of mileage.  Although I’ve completed a couple of longer walks, my most recent one being three weeks ago when Preston, Riley, and I walked 6.15 … Continue reading

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Happy National Running Day!

Happy National Running Day!  Today marks the fifth annual National Running Day, a celebration of the nation’s runners and their journeys in running.  While each runner runs for a different purpose and sets out to accomplish different goals, today’s celebration … Continue reading

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