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My Spring “Training” Plan

With my big Spring race now behind me, its time to turn my training focus elsewhere.  Although I’ll be running other races this Spring, including the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in just under three weeks, these races aren’t going … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 18

What an incredible weekend this past weekend was!  All of my hard work, persistence, and determination paid off yesterday morning, as I PRed by over 10 minutes at the Shamrock Half Marathon!  I can’t wait to recap the half in … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 17

Alright, so when you’re tapering you’re supposed to cut back on running, right?  What about the rest of exercise?  I took the term “tapering” very literally this past week, as I only worked out three days.  Its not what I … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 16

What a week its been!  We’ve seen everything in the DC area weather wise this past week, including temperatures and wind chills in the single digits at the beginning of the week, 8 inches of snow on Thursday, and temperatures … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 15

For the first time yesterday in several weeks, I was able to run outside.  Granted, it was race day for the St. Patrick’s Day Double, but during the races it was either snowing, sleeting, or raining.  At least I was able … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 14

Its hard to believe that four weeks from yesterday I will run my fourth half marathon!  I haven’t run a half since August 31st, and I cannot contain my excitement for this upcoming race weekend!  On Friday Shamrock released details … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 13

This week I’ve experienced a roller coaster of emotions.  During Tuesday’s visit to the gym, I felt frustrated and defeated that I couldn’t run at the speed that I wanted to, and that I couldn’t use any of the weights … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 12

As I continue to recover from the car accident, I also continue to face limitations both at work as well as with my training.  I’m doing my best to take things one day at a time, especially since some days … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 11

To say that the past two weeks haven’t gone anywhere close to as planned is an understatement.  I’m still in quite a bit of pain from the car accident (but its becoming more bearable and manageable with each new day), … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 10

Just when I thought Shamrock training was going really well (almost too well, maybe that thought caused me to jinx myself), I faced a huge setback this past week.  Remember last February when I wound up in the hospital?  No, … Continue reading

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