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The Weekly Mile: Week 27 (Like It Never Happened? Moving Past The Marathon)
Congratulations. You've made it. This is the last blog in my Weekly Mile Series!
I remember ON2VICTORY's blog at this point in the game, so I can't say that I wasn't prepared to be a little...depressed about the whole th... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 26.2 (The Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2012 - RACE REPORT!)
Well... I managed to write the title and now I have writer's block. I've been staring at the blinky cursor thingy for about 10 minutes now...
Where does one start when trying to describe running their first Marathon?
The day before? T... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 25 (Planning for Success)
So in case you haven't figured it out by this point, I'm running a marathon this week.
No seriously. I'm running a marathon. (Sometimes I have to repeat things to myself to make sure they're sinking in.) I'm running a marathon.
P.S. T... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 24 (7 in 7 & Happy Taper!)
The first week of the taper has already passed and I have officially completed SEVEN half marathons in 7 weeks (and then some). On Saturday I finished my last "long run" of 14 miles before the marathon, the longest distance left to run before 2... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 23 (The 20 Miler!)
You guys. I ran 20 miles. In a row. And I only took about 3/4 of a mile in accumulative walk breaks...
I feel like a Super Hero.
Except I also feel like I've been hit by a Mini Cooper. Preparedness, I'm sure, for the fact that after I... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 22 (The Importance of Step Backs)
Nikhil believes in accumulative training. Even though it's pretty contrary to every book ever published on running, I have to respect that everyone has their own methods for going the distance. He likes running further every time he runs. I f... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 21 (Back on Track)
I still haven't run the entirety of the Lakefront Trail - but this week I completed 18 miles, and I saw what the other end of the path looks like. So overall, we're calling this week a big win.
After spending some time sulking about what I... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 20 (If All You Can Do Is Tri...)
I was due for a setback. That's what I keep telling myself anyway. Things were going SO well, and this weekend, I ran headfirst into a wall. I'm bummed. Totally disappointed in myself. And more than just a little bit freaked out. All you n... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 19 (3 hours)
A list of things that you can do in 3 hours:
- Roast a 16lb turkey
- Watch Lord of The Rings: Return of the King
- Complete a full show-call for Blue Man Group
- Listen to the American Top 40 Countdown in its entirety
- Drive from m... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 18 (One Mile Farther)
I finally did it. I broke past the Half Marathon mind barrier and ran 14 miles on Saturday. YUSS!!!
And this week I'll do it again and run 16 miles!
I have now reached the point in my training where every week is going to be a new mi... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 17 (Solid)
It's Monday. Yesterday I ran 12 miles. I should hurt a little bit today right?
But truth of the matter is I FEEL GREAT, so that has to mean that I'm doing something right...right? I would assume that it's a combination of a bunch of things... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 16 (New Shoes, New GU, New Man)
I suppose it was time for a change - in a lot of different ways!
Rule #1 with running, and one that I stick by religiously: When something starts bothering you that wasn't bothering you before, get new shoes. For a couple of runs now, I ha... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 15 (Cute Boys and Hot Dogs?)
Everyone has to have a reason to run. My reasons are usually health related, the way I feel AFTER a good run, and so I can eat more. Seriously. But I'm not gonna lie and say that hot boys and cute dogs aren't also a good reason to run. And i... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 14 (Heat, Sleep & Disappointment)
I can't drag my butt out of bed in the morning. I don't know if it's because of the heat, or because I'm working about 100 hours a week, or because maybe I'm a little depressed, or what's going on - but right now, my mortal enemy is the morning ... Read more
The Weekly Mile: Week 12 & 13 (Double Double)
In a list of favorite "Canadian-isms" the term "Double Double" is close to the top of the list. It comes from Tim Horton's (our Canadian version of Dunkin' Donuts) and is a way in which you order your coffee - a double double comes with double ... Read more