• marathon training

    Eighteen On My Own

    December 4, 2010


    I guess my preparations paid off because I did it. I ran 18 miles. I’m so proud of myself!  I can only imagine what finishing 26 miles will feel like. I started the morning with my typical long run breakfast: peanut butter and banana on a toasted English muffin with a small glass of iced […]


    Tough Twelve

    November 27, 2010


    This morning’s 12-mile run started out like usual: Mal and I woke up bright and early, I took the pug for a walk, and he made us peanut butter and banana sandwiches. And iced coffees with soy milk. Our team run was canceled due to the holiday, so Mal and I planned our own 12-mile route […]


    Run, Eat, Repeat

    October 12, 2010


    Mal and I have officially reached Week 9 of marathon training. Nine weeks is a long time, but we still have nearly fourteen weeks to go. My life: run, eat, repeat. Today’s workout, Track Workout 4, was done outside at a track. Crazy, right? The last time that I did Track Workout 4, I totally messed it […]


    Fuel for the Long Run

    October 11, 2010


    Good morning and happy Columbus Day! I had planned to write about fueling for my 10-mile run last Saturday, but my Clif Shot fell out of my pocket somewhere on the first 5 miles. Wicked bummer. I ended up drinking some Gatorade and finishing without feeling too fatigued. Although, by the end, I was definitely […]


    Dinner and a Movie

    October 5, 2010


    Sadly, there was none of this today: The rainy, icky weather didn’t let up at all today, so I hit the treadmill at the gym for my scheduled marathon training workout. Track Workout 3 2 lap warm up, 2 X’s 1600M, 4 lap warm down, recovery should be the same amount of time it took […]


    Exercise Mantras

    September 30, 2010


    This morning, I woke up feeling so sore after yesterday’s Body Pump class. I don’t think there was a single muscle in my entire body that wasn’t sore. But, I’m training for a marathon, so I sucked it up and went out for a 4-mile run after breakfast. For the past 6 weeks, I’ve pushed myself […]


    The Run from Hill

    September 25, 2010


    Our team run wasn’t terrible at all. It just included a HUGE hill!! Plus, Mal came up with this clever post title and was really proud of himself, so I decided to use it. Bright and early this morning, Mal and I met our team and headed out for 8 miles around South Boston. Our […]