Tagged with Marine Corps Marathon Training

Marine Corps Marathon: Let the training begin

Marine Corps Marathon: Let the training begin

It feels like October is a year away, but in reality it’s only less than 4 months away and so the training for the Marine Corps Marathon started today. I’ve been seeing online that people started training for Dopey in January, which sounds moderately insane to me but realistically I guess since I run a … Continue reading

Cheering 101: Formulating a Plan

Cheering 101: Formulating a Plan

Some people aren’t really excited by cheering on runners, even if they are themselves runners. Some people have on headphones so you try cheering for them, and they fucking ignore you, which just makes you want to run them down and smack them upside the head. “I’m out here like an asshole cheering you on, … Continue reading

Marine Corps! (and oh yeah shutdown…)

Marine Corps! (and oh yeah shutdown…)

DC is all abuzz! It’s officially October which can mean only one thing in DC: Marine Corps Marathon month! Pacers running stores have started their “26.2 days of Marine Corps Marathon” for the month of October and yes, that is in fact a Shake Shack fun run.To say I’ve fallen into a slump is kind … Continue reading

One Month!

One Month!

Wow, so it’s really one month until the Marine Corps Marathon! I knew I was being lazy and burnt out in a manner consistent with running lots of high mileage weeks and being so over the marathon. So kinda like this: So you might ask: how do you feel going into your second marathon? Well, … 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

15 miles conquered

15 miles conquered

I had my first 13+ mile run since January this weekend. After a slew of craptastic long runs, this weekend’s was something of a God send. I made peace with my slower pace and the 80% humidity and once that was accomplished the run was fine. The miles ticked off (slowly but surely) and I … Continue reading

They read my mind.

They read my mind.

It’s like this race staging company read my mind and said, “hey, this girl’s gotta run 13 miles this random weekend in September anyway, let’s charge her for a half marathon and give her medal for her trouble!” Let’s be honest, my hopes of going under 2 hours in the 1/2 marathon were put on … Continue reading

Marathon Kick-off!

Marathon Kick-off!

Ah, summer running. When the heat makes you sweat and the humidity makes said sweat just stick to you like the glaze on a doughnut. A thought that carries you for the next 1/4 mile as you try to list all the different doughnut flavors you know of and then rank them in order of … Continue reading