About that Rehearsal – Preparing for the Boston Marathon

A few weeks ago I wrote about the importance of rehearsal as part of race training. You can read that post here: Rehearsal – Boston Marathon Training, Week 11 I adamantly advised against wearing anything new on race day. I still believe this…but then sometimes life throws us a few curves. I had everything ready for […]
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Taper Time – Boston Marathon Training Week 16

Here is an example of multi-year progress. I joined a training program for my 2nd marathon. Although it was my 2nd, I can say that I was still very much a beginner. I remember reading the training plan and wondering how I was possibly going to run those 38-42 mile weeks. It seemed insurmountable, until […]
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Locked in Fear

This is pretty close to what I preached on April 8th…

A Hard Week & Running Buddies – Boston Marathon Training Week 15

Training partners are wonderful, especially so when training gets tough.

A Race Week – Boston Marathon Training Week 14

Not the best…not the worst as far as races go! Three more weeks to my dream race!

We Shall…

Originally posted on GirlRevRunning:
Someone made signs for us to hold. You can see the places where the raindrops hit the sign. I think of the spots as God’s tears. I started my day today joining other pastors and community members at our local ICE office. The office is located in a nondescript strip mall…

We Shall…

I started my day today joining other pastors and community members at our local ICE office. The office is located in a nondescript strip mall in Camarillo. There is no room for anyone to gather inside the office, so we gathered outside, in the rain. We shall overcome… Our gathering was not one of silence, […]
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The Trouble With the Mini Out & Back – Boston Marathon Training, Week 13

  The simple out and back is the easiest run. You just go to the halfway point and turn around. But what about the mini out and back that is part of a longer run? Or the double out and back? For most people this is no big deal. For me? Well I seem to […]
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Weak Links – Boston Marathon Training, Week 12

Last week I bought a new pair of running shoes, Brooks Launch. I may wear these in the Boston Marathon. I may wear my Saucony Ride. I have about 5 weeks to decide which pair. Five weeks of alternating between these two pairs of shoes. Five weeks until Boston! After I brought my new shoes […]
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Rehearsal – Boston Marathon Training, Week 11

Six weeks until race day has me thinking of rehearsal. Do you rehearse? What did you think of with this question? Getting ready for a music performance? A play? Rehearsing that tough conversation you know you have to have? Practicing ahead of time for some type of performance? What about rehearsing for you next big race? In […]
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