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Post-marathon week

Hello blog I was happy to discover this week that I wasn’t all that torn up from last week’s marathon! My blister has healed up nicely and apart from some residual soreness and knee pain, I am no worse for the wear. School this week was stressful as always, but at least I have Disney to look forward to!! Three…

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Easy peasy lemon squeezy 12

It is so cool to have gotten to a point in my running career than a 12 mile run is basically nothing! Me and my dad did the usual 12 today (my favorite route) and it was quick and casual and fun. Short runs have pros and cons, though. Pros: no Saturday night stressing, more time efficient, easier Cons: less…

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20 miles…and the taper begins!

Me and my dad did a really good 2o miler today in DC with two Hanes Point loops (and I didn’t even die!) He told me the plot of a crazy book to keep me entertained. We had no serious pains, there were plenty of bathrooms, and the weather was BEAUTIFUL. It was abnormally warm–it was like 55 degrees at…

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another treadmill substitute!

It was far too cold this weekend to run outside (well, it was possible, but probably highly unpleasant). It was about 5 degrees, but felt like below zero. Plus it was windy. So, me and my dad hit up Planet Fitness. My schedule calls for 12 this week (a baby taper, since next week is the mighty 20 miler). My…

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18 miles strong!

Today was the first day I was able to run outside in two weeks (due to winter storm Jonas)! CCT was fine, but once we got into DC some of the sidewalks were very icy and dicey (I’m a rhyming master). We did 18 miles and I had relatively no pain or soreness 🙂 even Hanes Point wasn’t as atrocious…

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Snowed in thanks to #stormjonas

There was absolutely no possibility of running outside today–we’ve been hit with 30+ inches of snow, plus the Metro is closed and I’m sure CCT is in terrible condition. Thanks storm Jonas! Of course, marathon runners can’t just skip a long run. Especially when it’s a pretty long run–18 miles. So me and my dad had to get a little…

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