MCM Pre-Run Routine

MCM Pre-Run Routine One of my fears prior to signing up for the marathon was getting the running s*@!s.  Especially in cooler climates (midwest), I remember that feeling coming on…it starts a little uncomfortable, and leads into a race to the bathroom!  YIKES!  What will I do on the marathon if there’s a long line […]

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August MCM Training

August – Oh no, our mid-week runs (Wednesdays) jumped from 5-6 miles to 7-8 miles!  (Thankfully I’m not working yet…)  Weekend runs are constantly increasing (9, 14, 15, 17)! Surprisingly, it wasn’t too bad.  I felt great after our first 14 mile run through Prince William Park in Virginia.  We chatted with some Irish Road […]

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September MCM Training

September – Okay, we’re almost there!  August wasn’t so bad, just a month (well, actually 2) until the MCM!  This month has some long runs, and the weekday runs will be intense (5, 8, 5).  Well, the first few weeks were fine, but by mid-September, our motivation started to dwindle.  I did fine with 19 […]

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October MCM Training

October – YAY!  The end is in sight!  We’re a bit tired of spending our weekends running all morning and relaxing in the afternoon. October 8 – TWENTY miles!  Our max!  We knew we had lost a lot of mental motivation, so thankfully a friend gave us bibs to run the Army 10 miler race […]

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July MCM Training

Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Training! WOW!  I look back on this page and cannot believe how quickly time has flown by, and how much has changed in our lives.  On May 11, 2016, I had every intention of sharing my daily and/or weekly marathon training successes and challenges…Well, it’s the morning of October 22, and […]

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