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Houston Marathon Training – Week 7

I just finished week 7 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 7. I’m not going to lie, this week sucked.  Between stress overload at work and #alltheguilt from the hubs (feeling neglected), I really struggled getting in my workouts.  I did manage to get in…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 6

I just finished week 6 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 6. Week 5 of my training plan, I took a week off from running.  I had started feeling a some pain in my knee the day after my long run and decided to listen…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 4

I just finished week 4 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 4. This week I continued my early morning workouts and Yin Yoga one night this week. Other than workouts, my week was pretty quiet. The hubs came down with a serious cold and I spent…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 3

I’ve just completed week 3 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 3. I ended my love affair with my snooze button this week. It was a hard break-up, but it needed to come to an end.  As a result, I made it to all my…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 2

I’m now in week 2 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 2 today. I had trouble this week keeping my hands off the snooze button. I could blame the late night Astro’s games, but ultimately it comes down to me.  By the way… how about…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 1

Last week I started my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon.  I’m recaping Houston Marathon Training – Week 1 today. This training cycle I’m running only 3 times a week… this plan has a day for speedwork, tempo, and a long run.  I’m continuing to incorporate cross-training and strength training. While my nutrition was pretty good last cycle,…
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October Runfessions

  Happy Friday! It just feels like we were here in the runfessional just days ago.  Fall has finally made it to Houston and we are getting temps that don’t make you feel like you are melting. The days are getting shorter… too short.  I’m ready for a weekend and a race, but first I need to get some things off…
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A Week Of Recovery

After taking a week off from running, this week I started running again.  All my runs were easy effort and this was a week of recovery.  I really took it easy, knowing that on Monday I start another training cycle for the Houston Marathon. Thanks to a cool front, the weather was delightful this week for most of the week. …
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Reflections on Marathon Training

I’m still riding my marathon high, but getting ready to tackle Houston Marathon in a little over 12 weeks.  As I start to put my plan together, I have some reflections on marathon training. While my finish time in Chicago wasn’t what I had hoped it would be, I still finished and got a PR.  I didn’t hit the wall…
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Hands Free Hydration – Orange Mud Endurance Pack Review

When I decided to run a fall marathon, I knew I would need to tackle the hydration issue for long runs in the heat of the summer.  I already had a handheld that I liked to run with, it’s good for runs up to 10 mile.  A hydration vest seemed to be the answer to all my problems – storing…
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