Tag Archives: Chicago Marathon

Let Marathon Training Begin, Round 2!

Later this afternoon I will complete my first training run for the 2018 Chicago Marathon.  I’m incredibly excited about what lies ahead of me over the next 18 weeks as I prepare to run my second marathon. In case you … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Potpourri v. 22

Happy Friday everybody!  If your schedule has been like mine lately, it has been jam packed and you’ve been constantly on the go.  It seems like this happens every Spring.  Part of me enjoys the thrill of being as busy … Continue reading

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My 2018 Race Calendar

One of my goals for this year is to PR in every race distance that I run.  I know that this is going to be quite a challenge, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not up for it.  This goal … Continue reading

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Top 5 Posts of 2017

Its always fun to look back at the end of the year, and one of my favorite end of the year posts is always my “Top 5 Posts” of the year.  What were the most popular posts in 2017 on … Continue reading

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2017: My Year of Running

Its mid-December, which means that its time to start looking back and reflecting on the past year.  It feels like every year that time flies by faster than it did the year prior, and in many ways I feel like … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Back in 2018!!!

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line three weeks ago, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting.  While some of that reflecting has been about what worked and what didn’t work during both my preparation for running my first marathon, … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Training for and Running My First Marathon

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line almost three weeks ago, I’ve been doing a lot of reflection on what went well, as well as what didn’t, in preparing for as well as running my first marathon. 1.  Marathon training … Continue reading

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2017 Chicago Marathon Recap

Two weeks ago I ran my first marathon.  After 18 weeks of hard training I had done all that I could to prepare for my first attempt at running 26.2 miles.  Overall, my training went really well, and I felt … Continue reading

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The Day Before My First Marathon

Since we flew into Chicago midday on Friday, and the marathon was on Sunday, we had a full day in Chicago before the big race.  Even though I had 26.2 miles to run the next day, we kept quite busy … Continue reading

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Now That I’m a Marathoner, What’s Next?

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line last Sunday, I’ve been asked some fairly expected questions: What’s your next goal race? Was Chicago a one and done, or will you run another marathon? Will you ever run Chicago again? Will … Continue reading

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