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The North Face 50M: Week 6

The first third of training is now done!  I am working on a post right now about my training plan for this training cycle, so that should be up this week finally.  So, let’s recap last week so I can get back to that training plan…    Monday rest No labor on labor day for me!  […]

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The North Face 50M: Week 5

Weekly recap time!  This week was a big week in back to back runs and I am so happy with how they went!  Overall, I didn’t have as many miles on the trails throughout the week due to daylight, but that’s just something I am going to have to get used to as the days keep getting […]

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It Starts With a Two

Long runs are 100% what made me fall in love with running.  All those years that I spent hating to run, I had just never gone far enough!  Of course then, one of the things I loved the most about training for AR50 was that I got to do two long runs in a row!  […]

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It’s All Coming Back To Me

As my training continues to pick up for my 2nd 50 mile race, there are little (but highly important!) things I keep being reminded of that somehow escaped my brain over the last 5 months while not in training.  This past weekend I was especially reminded of a few of these habits and ideas that I relied upon so heavily during my first […]

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The North Face 50M: Week 4

After a cutback week last week, I was looking forward to upping the miles again.  It turned out to be a pretty busy week, and I ended up missing one of my runs.  I still had a solid week and got the important runs in, but this week was a reminder of the constant battle […]

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Here We Go Again

Taking time off of running forced me to take a step back and really think about what I wanted to do once I was healthy again.  More than once, I have fallen into a pattern and get sucked into the next thing without really taking a step back to decide if that’s what I really […]

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American River 50: Week 18

Between the excitement of race week and laziness of recovery, I forgot to recap my last week of training!  I can’t do every single week but race week. Monday rest Woke up nervous that morning.  The fact that the race was “this week” was scary! I got a massage that night and worked out any […]

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My Race Plan

You didn’t think I was done posting before my big race did you?  I still have a few things to say!  One of the reasons I love having a blog is I like to document what I spend a lot of thought on and plan for, so that someday I can look back and remember what […]

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American River 50: Week 17

And taper continues… My legs were definitely feeling the {good} effects of taper this week and started to have some life back in them!  Looking at my average paces over the week, you could tell my legs were feeling better compared to peak training. Once this week was over I had to check where it […]

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Taper Observations

Today is one week until AR50! I have been surprisingly calm the last week or two.  Usually during this time in taper I am not the most pleasant person to be around.  I am cranky, irritable and pretty much crazy.  I remember tapering for one marathon in particular where I would cry over the silliest […]

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