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marathon training feature

I’m so excited about this guest post from Dr. Susan Kleiner. Dr. Kleiner is a high performance nutritionist and authority on nutrition for strength and power. She writes today on nutrition tips for marathon training. —> Great information for those in training or thinking about taking on a marathon challenge!   Nothing beats the impact of hydration on performance. Before the race, let thirst be your guide to the finish line and use a sports drink to replace fluids during the race. If you are racing just to participate and finish, then drink when you are thirsty throughout the event.…

112 DAYS UNTIL THE NEW YORK MARATHON… This week’s long run was so much better than last. Night and day, people. Of course, instead of heat and humidity we were hit with rain. Can’t win for losing these days, I swear. But we went anyway, of course. Because NYC looms in our future. And one must train now or die on the course later. (I’m being a little dramatic here but you get what I am saying.)  Our intent this week was to hit the 12 mile mark but Lori has a running injury that flared up so we decided to…

119 DAYS UNTIL THE NEW YORK MARATHON… You know what they say, “Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.” Today, Katie and I were the bug. Our long run was, um… less than stellar. We went out with the goal of 12 miles and in all actuality only conquered seven. TRAGIC, I tell you. It was hot, muggy, humid and nasty and boy did we feel it. But that is okay. Sometimes tragic runs happen. We’ll just have to make up for it next week. (I’m starting the Insanity workout this week which should help with cross-training and endurance.…

Well, kids. It is official. Tomorrow is the big day…. the 2011 Baltimore Marathon. As I have mentioned before, this race is important for SO MANY REASONS. It is not just another marathon. Not just another medal. Not just another one of those “crazy things that people do.” Nope. IT IS REPRESENTATIVE OF SOMETHING BIGGER. It is about Lori’s (above) personal journey of weight loss (105 pounds) and personal transformation. It is about one woman’s mind shift from “not being able to walk a mile” to running FREAKING 26.2 miles. It is big stuff. The kind of stuff that changes…

The training run for this week was 18 miles. 18 miles! And I rocked it. Which shocked me. This week I only managed to get in one measly training run. No cross-training. Pathetic. Exactly why my run this week was so shocking. I should not have been as strong as a I was. I should have needed a huge nap. The only thing I can attribute it to is my new friend the chia seed. I know, I know. Seems every week I am talking about chia. But folks, truly….The more I read about and the more I use it, …

I’m so excited! Big changes were just announced to the marathon course this year. Guess what? We’re running through the Maryland zoo! Who thinks it is fun to run alongside penguins and polar bears? ME! Plus another cool location just announced on the course is the campus of Under Armour’s corporate world headquarters in Tide Point. I’m totally stoked about that as well. (After all, I buy a ton of Under Armour for my family so I’m geeky like that.) If you are a running this year’s marathon or just plain curious, feel free to take a gander at the…

There is something spectacular about being able to claim that you’ve run 15 miles before the majority of the world has even stirred from their beds. Not that I love the fact that I have to get up at 4:00am to do it or anything. (Totally beside the point.) It is sometimes worth it just for the Facebook update and resulting insults and gasps from friends. Bonus: totally missed the rain! Today’s run was pretty intense though. I’ve been on vacation so I only ran twice this week with walking (as in on the boardwalk and on the streets of…

Training for the Baltimore Marathon Officially Begins! Okay, friends, there is no turning back. This weekend marks the formal and official no-turning-back-now start of  training for the Baltimore Marathon. I’m really excited about this race because it is my pal Lori’s first marathon (whee!) and the first time I’ve ever run the full course in Baltimore. I’ve run the 1/2 four separate times so this is an exciting step for me. (Of course, Katie will also be joining us as well. She is a warrior, that one.) Below is the plan that will be guiding our training team for the…

I don’t know about you but I have the most ridiculous conversation with myself in the early morning. I need to get up and workout. But I am so TIRED. Maybe I can sleep just a little longer? Or workout when I get home? Or maybe I will walk with a friend. Or maybe I don’t NEED to work out today. I’ll just workout tomorrow. After all, I am really, really TIRED. No. No. I’ll get up and workout… in five minutes. And on and on and on…. by the time I go through my litany of excuses I have…

Best run to date = pain.  Who knew? This week was my longest run to date in FOR-EVA.  Katie & I tackled 14 miles, six miles of which was hills. The weather was good, we had endless energy and the conversation was flowing. It was glorious.  (And for the record –  we didn’t walk ANY of the hills.  MIRACULOUS.) Today though, today I am so sore.  The best way to describe the pain is to liken it to the first time you do a lower body leg workout.  The day after pain you experience.  The I-can’t-walk-why-am-I-doing-this-again (?) pain. I feel…