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What Helped Me Run A Faster Marathon

After the Philadelphia Marathon, a few people had asked me what helped me to cut 15 minutes off my time in 6 months. I had wanted to post about this for awhile, but really wanted to think about what is was that helped me. I realized it wasn’t really just…

Race Recovery And Plans

Now that it’s been over a week since the race, I thought I would talk a little about my recovery. I was really hurting after I finished the marathon- more than I remember hurting after my other marathons, but probably because my hips were bothering me for so much of…

Philadelphia Marathon 2014 Recap

I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving with lots of good food! What better way to spend the next morning than reading a super long race recap? I’m sure that was the first thing you felt like doing when you woke up this morning. If you’re up for it, grab some coffee…

Post Race Check-in

It’s Sunday night, just hours after the marathon, and I’m finally sitting on the couch, drinking a beer, and waiting for delivery pizza. Also, avoiding packing for Florida which needs to get done sometime between now and tomorrow afternoon. I’m sort of wishing I took tomorrow off from work. Oh…

Philadelphia Marathon Training Week 14

Today is race day! So while I am out running I thought I would share my training recap from the week, as I usually do on Sundays. Philadelphia Marathon Training Week 14 (Race Week!) Sunday: Rest Monday: 5.01 miles easy (9:12 pace), core work, PM: 30 minutes easy reflexion yoga Tuesday: 6.1 miles with…

Final Race Thoughts

As I thought about my posts for this week, I had planned to do a post about “Final Race Thoughts” today. As the week progressed, and suddenly it was Thursday, I realized I didn’t have any profound race thoughts to share. In fact, I feel pretty much the same as…

Philadelphia Marathon Training Week 13

This week felt much more like a taper week than last week. On Monday my legs felt fresh and ready to run, but other easy runs over the week felt kind of sluggish. I’ve also been really tired, so running less has been a good thing.  Philadelphia Marathon Training Week…

Taper Tips, Revised

Sometimes I really like to look back on my own posts from previous training cycles. I blogged about most of my training for the Baltimore Marathon in 2013 and the Raleigh Marathon earlier this year, along with several other races. I enjoy comparing how I was feeling/what I was running…

Think Positive & Conquer Your Negative Thoughts

I’m 12 days away from my marathon, and find myself thinking about it pretty much 24/7. Sometimes I am really confident and can think positive thoughts about my training and the race; other times not so much. Being that I am a mental health therapist and I am trained to…

Philadelphia Marathon Training Week 12

Another training week down and only two more to go! This was my first week of taper, but didn’t necessarily feel like. I think since I was just coming off my 22 miles and still did two workouts this week, it wash’t drastically different from previous week. However, a “long…

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