Marathon Training

Previous marathon training long runs: 8.0 is better together 10.0 for the win   After crashing and burning when I attempted to run 11.0 miles in the heat yesterday (I got to 6.4), I decided to wake up extra early today and try again.   My alarm went off around 6:30 and I was out [...]

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Better Together

My first official marathon training long run is DONE!  I haven’t run 8.0 miles in… months?  Since April or so? But it was all good because I ran bites and pieces of the distance with these lovely ladies: Michelle, Kath, Diana, and me (the sweatiest one, always).   I’m doing Thunder Road Marathon on December [...]

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Oops, I Did It Again

Let’s get the eats out of the way – I have a fun announcement!   I went to Great Harvest to pick up some dinner rolls for a little get-together I’m hosted tonight and snagged a free sample of the Red, White, and Blue loaf.  It was a sweet bread with real raspberries and blueberries [...]

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The Longest Twenty-Two Miles

Previous long runs for Marathon Training: One Way Ticket to Double Digitland (10.0 miles) Eleven with the Ladies (11.0 miles) A Hellish Half Marathon (13.1 miles) Fabulous Fourteen (14.0 miles) Sweaty Sixteen (16.0 miles) Screamin’ Seventeen (17.0 miles) Energizing Eighteen (18.0 miles) Easier Eighteen (18.0  miles) Terrific Twenty (20.0 miles) Solo Seventeen (17.0 miles) I [...]

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The Longest Long Run

I am currently running 22.0 miles with Megan, but here’s an interesting topic to discuss until I come back! :)   How long should your longest run before a marathon be?   You should ALWAYS train to run the race distance, of course, but does that mean you actually need to run the distance before [...]

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Solo Seventeen

Previous long runs for Marathon Training:   One Way Ticket to Double Digitland (10.0 miles) Eleven with the Ladies (11.0 miles) A Hellish Half Marathon  (13.1 miles) Fabulous Fourteen (14.0 miles) Sweaty Sixteen (16.0 miles) Screamin’ Seventeen (17.0 miles) Energizing Eighteen (18.0 miles) Easier Eighteen (18.0  miles) Terrific Twenty (20.0 miles)   I LOOOOVE to [...]

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Terrific Twenty

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UNCLE JOHNNY! :) I love you!   Previous long runs for Marathon Training:   One Way Ticket to Double Digitland (10.0 miles) Eleven with the Ladies (11.0 miles) A Hellish Half Marathon  (13.1 miles) Fabulous Fourteen (14.0 miles) Sweaty Sixteen (16.0 miles) Screamin’ Seventeen (17.0 miles) Energizing Eighteen (18.0 miles) Easier Eighteen (18.0  [...]

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Easier Eighteen

Previous long runs for Marathon Training:   One Way Ticket to Double Digitland (10.0 miles) Eleven with the Ladies (11.0 miles) A Hellish Half Marathon  (13.1 miles) Fabulous Fourteen (14.0 miles) Sweaty Sixteen (16.0 miles) Screamin’ Seventeen (17.0 miles) Energizing Eighteen (18.0 miles)   Another 18.0 mile long run under my belt.  I feel that [...]

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Energizing Eighteen

Previous long runs for Marathon Training:   One Way Ticket to Double Digitland (10 miles) Eleven with the Ladies A Hellish Half Marathon Fabulous Fourteen Sweaty Sixteen Screamin’ Seventeen   More long runs should culminate in an icy dip in a public fountain! Now, that’s what I call an ICE BATH! :)  Yes – I [...]

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Screamin’ Seventeen

Previous long runs for Marathon Training:   One Way Ticket to Double Digitland (10 miles) Eleven with the Ladies A Hellish Half Marathon Fabulous Fourteen Sweaty Sixteen   I had an awesome long run this morning.  It was totally one for the Caitlin record books.  :) One of the key differences in today’s long run [...]

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Ten Miles

I learned an important lesson this morning...  It’s more important to listen to you body than your training plan!    Before I left for my run, I had a whole wheat bagel, PB, and a banana: I had a 17.0-miler scheduled and met up with the girls (including Katy, Megan, and Kelly) for a run. [...]

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Sweaty Sixteen

Previous long runs for Marathon Training:   One Way Ticket to Double Digitland (10 miles) Eleven with the Ladies A Hellish Half Marathon Fabulous Fourteen   I can’t believe I ran 16 miles this morning! This is officially my longest run to date.  :)  My previous personal distance record was 15.4 miles at the Croom’s [...]

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Fabulous Fourteen

Update your Google Readers! http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/feed   I had a FABULOUS 14.0 mile run this morning!  I feel so accomplished and happy. :)  My Running Support Crew (Meghann, Megan, Kelly, and Debbie) didn't meet this AM, so I was on my own.  To motivate myself, I posted this note on my bathroom mirror last night: I [...]

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I am no longer wallowing in the not-so-hot 15K race I had this Saturday.  In fact, I'm turning the disappointing experience into a catalyst for something more: I normally cut off the D-Chip when I get home, but I'm leaving the timer from Saturday's race on my shoelaces.  Every time I look down at my [...]

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