Monthly Archives: August 2009

Gu is gross

I tried Gu for the first time during today’s long run. Ew. Gross. The flavor (orange burst, I think) was OK – but just OK, not great. It was mostly the texture I am opposed to – kind of like … Continue reading

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Week in Review: August 24 – 30

This week 30 miles This month 119 miles This year 498 miles 2008 515 miles

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Preparing for a long run

Ideally, every long run would mimic the real conditions I will see on race day: eating the same foods the days before and the morning of, going to bed at the same time, wearing the same clothes, getting up and … Continue reading

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Week in Review: August 17-23

This week 30 miles This month 89 miles This year 468 miles 2008 515 miles

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Surprisingly good run

I’m not going to lie – I was not looking forward to today’s long run.  We’ve had horrible weather here lately – very hot (90s-100s) and humid.  Today wasn’t as hot (in the 70s for the morning), but it was … Continue reading

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Week in Review: August 10-16

This week 17 miles This month 59 miles This year 438 miles 2008 515 miles

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Disappointing

I’m a little disappointed in myself today.  Today was a scheduled 12 miler, yesterday a 4 miler, but I had decided to swap them because Joel was in Boston all day yesterday, so I had a lot of time to … Continue reading

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Treating myself

I decided that I deserved a reward for my recent accomplishments – not just running (although I’ve stuck to my training plan 100% and am exceeding my expectations), but also my recent weight loss (12 pounds so far).  I know … Continue reading

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Week in Review: August 3-9

This week 31 miles This month 42 miles This year 421 miles 2008 515 miles

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Beautiful day for a long run!

Sunday is usually my long run day, but the weather forecast is not good for tomorrow, and today is beautiful – in the 70s, sunny, not humid.  So I switched my schedule to run long today and run shorter tomorrow. … Continue reading

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