Tagged with marathon training

“Why’d it have to be hills?”

“Why’d it have to be hills?”

You know how I was like, “I’m not going to run Chicago because I’ll just end up killing myself” and I came to the realization that I can’t run multiple marathons and not feel like the walking dead? So that’s why I signed up for the Big Sur Marathon in April because my bitching about … Continue reading

Run Less. That Works.

Run Less. That Works.

“Man has a dream, and that’s the start…” And then he starts to follow his dream and realizes how bad an idea that was. There are currently two things dominating my thoughts: that I need to start getting ready for fall marathon training and that I am going through Disney withdrawal big time. Nothing goes … Continue reading

Training Survey!

Training Survey!

I’m looking around and trying to think about fall training plans. I kind of feel like Niles when he and Frasier go to La Porte D’Argent and he says he’s going to get the aromatherapy Swedish massage, also known as the Hal Higdom plans I’ve always followed for the marathon (no, really, for marathons I … Continue reading

The Runner’s Revenge

The Runner’s Revenge

There’s nothing quite like that redeeming run, the one run out of a 100 that reminds you why you continually slog through all the craptastic runs that you’ve been having and getting ready to do another marathon. Today, I had one of those runs and it felt amazing. I knew today was going to be … Continue reading

Commitment

Commitment

Marathons are a commitment for me. I am not a fast runner, I don’t necessarily have the kind of job that lends itself to running in the morning (and sometimes it doesn’t lend itself to night time runs, either), and the mileage adds up for me. Especially now that I’m entering what I like to … Continue reading

Monday Morning

Monday Morning

In the world of running, if you’re getting ready for a race and following a specific training plan (or if you’re a responsible runner, even if you’re not necessarily doing either of those things) then you have cutback weeks. Weeks where the mileage goes down and you feel like you can catch your breath a … Continue reading

From the Half Marathon to the Full

From the Half Marathon to the Full

I was just perusing the Disneyland Half Marathon race weekend program because that’s a thing that I do when I just need a little something to get me through the day and I saw Jeff Galloway talking about going from the half marathon to the full, saying, “Training for a marathon does not require much … Continue reading

I Did It!

The 20 miles are done! The best part was when I got back to my apartment building to discover the elevators were out of order so I had to walk up 6 flights of stairs. The language I used was so unladylike it would make even my crass grandmother look at me in total horror. … Continue reading