Half-Marathon Recovery Plan

After running 13.1 miles on a more hilly course than I am used to, my body was feeling pretty sore. I was walking a little funny on Saturday and could feel tightness in my hips and hamstrings. I didn’t stretch right after the race (I know I should but I always get wrapped up in […]

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Annapolis Running Classic Review and Post- Race Thoughts

In case you only care about the results of the race, I will start out by saying it was not my best time, but also not my worst, and I really enjoyed the experience of this race. We live about 40 minutes from Annapolis, but because of the 7am start time, we decided to stay […]

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Taper Week Tips and Playlist

The countdown is on until the Annapolis Half! I have the urge to push hard this week but I know that is not a good idea. A perfect example of why tapering is important: I ran my best 5K (cut almost a whole minute off my previous time) after taking a full week off before […]

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Annapolis Half Marathon Training: 11/10-11/16

As I said in my last post, this was a pretty good training week. Here is the recap: Weekly Recap: Sunday 11/10: Rest Monday 11/11: 7.25 miles: 5 x 1ks with 400 meter Rest intervals (average pace 8:26) hip strengthening Tuesday 11/12: 7 miles easy (average pace 9:16) , Runners core stage 2 level 2, […]

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You’re Stronger Than You Think

The theme of this week’s running has been all about overcoming mental barriers. As I was running today, I came across a Powerbar van parked on the street, and across the back was their slogan “You’re Stronger Than You Think”. On Monday I had a tough track workout: 5 x 1ks with 400 meters of […]

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Wine Tasting in Mt. Airy, Maryland

This past weekend my husband, Rob, and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary. After our long runs in the morning (10 miles each, not together:)) we spent the day on Saturday wine tasting at 3 wineries in Mt. Airy, Maryland. We reserved a town car to drive us the 50 minutes out to Mount […]

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Annapolis Training: 2 Weeks to go

I don’t really know when I technically started training for the Annapolis Half, since I was coming off of the marathon. So now that this week is over, there are 2 more weeks before the race. My runs have been up and down. Last Saturday I struggled through my long run, and yesterday I felt […]

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Annapolis Running Classic Training

I guess I haven’t  written much about my training since the Baltimore Marathon. I took 4 full days off from running after the race, but I felt pretty much back to normal after 2 days. I did easy runs of 3-4 miles on Thursday and Friday, and then 10 easy miles on the day I […]

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