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Houston Marathon Training – Race Week!

This week marks week the final week of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon is in the books.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Race Week! I took tapering to a whole new level this week!  I didn’t do much of anything activity wise,  I did get in the runs in. My body…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 11

This week marks week 11 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon is in the books.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 11. 7 days until race day! This week I returned to work from a little break between the holidays. We had some cold weather for our part of the nation,…
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Houston Marathon Training – Week 10

This week marks week 10 of my 12 week training cycle for the Houston Marathon is in the books.  This is the recap for my Houston Marathon Training – Week 10. I’m deep in the throws of taper, and it with the holidays it couldn’t have come at a better time. Like last week, I had a great week for…
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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 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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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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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 16

I’m recapping the past week of training for the Chicago Marathon.  This was Chicago Marathon Training – Week 16, the final week in the training cycle. Today I ran and finished the Chicago Marathon! This week my mileage was pretty low, which was good, because I had a lot to do around the house to prepare. The saddest part of my…
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