Tagged with Marine Corps Marathon

Marine Corps Marathon: Week 8

Marine Corps Marathon: Week 8

I think I’ve found a groove, if you will, with training. It only took me 8 weeks. Morning wake ups are rough.  At times, I can’t believe that I used to wake up at 5:00 am to go row in the morning and I never missed a day of it. But the first rule I … Continue reading

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

The 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

The 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

It’s a little bit like Christmas is over and now I don’t know what to do with myself. Oh wait, I know what I’m doing with myself, getting ready for Dopey in two months! Ahahaha. How silly of me. The Marine Corps Marathon was, hands down, amazing. I loved the race, I loved the crowds. … Continue reading

WTF Fridays: A Crazy Thought

WTF Fridays: A Crazy Thought

This week I’ve been running watchless. In fact, for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler I turned the watch on and then just didn’t look at it for the whole race. Me and myself, we were having a conversation that went something like this: “Hey, I’d like to run a little faster now…” “Okay, let’s … 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

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