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CIM Tips and Tricks

The past 3 years, this week has been my peak week of training for the California International Marathon (CIM).  Although it’s not this year for me, it is for so many runners!    I love this race and not just because I have ran my 3 fastest marathons on this course.  I love it for […]

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post-CIM thoughts

post-CIM thoughts

where i ramble… i swear this course gets harder each year.  the rolling hills are great but wow they can take their toll on your legs…. which is why this race always beats me up pretty good, my quads are mad!  but that makes me happy, i know i gave it a good effort.  i […]

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race report: 2010 california international marathon (CIM)

race report: 2010 california international marathon (CIM)

i had high hopes for this race.  it was my 3rd year in a row running it, both time with nice PR’s and last year with a BQ.  i know the course, know the race and trained hard pretty much this whole year with this as my goal race in the end. i wasn’t really […]

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#8 done!

#8 done!

crashed and burned but finished #8 with a smile and my 3rd fastest marathon. garmin says 3:46:03. race report to come but first…

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CIM training

CIM training

well here we are, the end of the cycle.  16 weeks, 769.3 miles, 4 pairs of shoes, many tears, smiles, doubts and confidence boosts later, i am done training for marathon #8.  on the one hand, the 16 weeks flew by, but on the other hand, i can’t really remember specifics of those first few […]

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race week

race week

is here! and you know what that means… random ramblings, anxious energy, and the mind jumping all over the place… welcome to my blog post. i am making sure to drink lots of water this week (and will add electrolytes as it gets closer).  i am trying not to drink more than one cup of […]

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week 15

week 15

ahhhhhh! wednesday afternoon i started feeling better, and felt better and better each day.  i still am a little sniffly but nothing i can’t deal with.  i am continuing to get a lot of rest and take care of myself.  we headed down south to my parents house for thanksgiving and i got LOTS of […]

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week 14

week 14

taper is here. i had planned on taking my mileage down to 80% of peak (70) which is 56 miles… well things don’t always go as planned.  i opted to take an extra rest day this week, which made my miles a little lower than i hoped… oh well.  the miles i did run were […]

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week 13, the biggie

well i went into this week with the goal of coming out tired and ready for taper.  having just woken up from passing out for an hour after my post run shower i think that goal was met.  it is now the dreaded taper… although as of this moment i am not dreading it quite […]

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week 12

week 12

and another week close to CIM.  one more big week to go! i am still feeling good, although i was getting tired towards the end of the week, being able to relax and recover a lot of the weekend has done me good.  i think the last month with minimal social activities has really played […]

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