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8 Tips for Marathon Training

If you are a future marathoner (like me!) or have run one or a few before, I think there are several important tips to remember when training. I am currently halfway through my 18 weeks of training and I feel like I’ve already learned so much. These are my top 8 tips for marathon training.   1. Find the right …

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Mentally preparing for marathon training

How much of running is mental vs. physical? I don’t think my body was made to be a runner and it does not come easy. And sometimes, I fool myself into thinking I just can’t run farther or faster or longer. As much as I love to run, it’s not always easy to get out the door and go. But …

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2014 Goals

Happy New Year! Here we are again, starting a new year. It’s a fresh start, a clean slate. And with the new year, there are new goals. Some of my goals from last year will carry over and others are new.     Last year, it was my goal to have more date nights with hubby and while we did …

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Week 13 Half Marathon Training

Last full week of training is done. One week from today, I will be running the Women’s Half Marathon in St. Pete, my sixth half marathon. I might be more excited about this one than any of the others and I can only assume it’s because I’ve been training my butt off for this one. After last week’s 12 mile …

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Week 12 Half Marathon Training

Two weeks from today is the Women’s Half Marathon in St. Pete! I’m very excited. There have been so many races the last few weeks and my Facebook and Twitter feed are full of people getting medals. I am so ready to earn my next medal! Week 12 went well. I was right on track and did my weekday runs …

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