In Which Jenn Plays The Post-Marathon Blame Game

I run the Marine Corps Marathon for time. I run the WDW Marathon for fun. So when I blew MCM and trounced WDW (but no PR because of character stops), I wanted to break down why. Prepare for many Thoughts On The Matter. NOT REMOTELY MY FAULT: The weather. One can reasonably expect that the Marine Corps Marathon, on October 30, would be cool. The WDW Marathon, in the unpredictable land of Orlando winter, is something of a crap shoot, but one wouldn’t necessary lay down money on real cold. And yet MCM enjoyed a high of 78 degrees...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 12/01

JENN: Okay! Injury updates! You first. Running? Stretching? Not actively dying? MOON: Haha, still can’t run. Hip is good enough to almost do things like normal, but still hurt enough to hurt all the time because I am doing most things like normal? If that makes sense. JENN: Yeah, I get exactly what you mean – your hip is saying STOP THAT but you’re replying with a firm I DO WHAT I WANT. MOON: Yeah! By the end of the day I feel every step I take. 🙁 JENN: But it’s getting better, right? MOON: Yeah, just taking its time. JENN: Well, as long as the improvement...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 8/25

JENN: So how’s your running been going? MOON: Steady, can’t complain. Although I need something new to listen to. I get so bored. JENN: Still enjoying the treadmill? MOON: I am, except the boredom part. JENN: You should’ve come to Orlando with me last week! I mean, the treadmill was just as boring but there was fruit-infused water every day. I mean, it was Florida so it was humid even inside the gym (and don’t even get me started about outside; the 5K was NOT cool), but that infused water was really awesome. I should start doing that. MOON: Ha, I’m not sure if you’ve heard...

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In Which Jenn Runs In Ocean City, MD & Loves Water Fountains SO MUCH

I ran in Ocean City, MD last week! Where I proved empirically that boardwalk runs > all other runs. FACT. You may recall my route from last year – up and back on the boardwalk. This time around I added the last little bit I had missed before to one of my runs, and it was so much less than I thought it would be; it barely added .4 miles to my overall total. But it was shaded, so there’s that! Not much has changed about the run since before, so I don’t feel the need to offer a...

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Jenn’s Long Run Part II: The Actual Running Part

In the immortal words of Dory: We did it! We did it! Oh yeah yeah yeah! (In this particular case, “we” refers to me and my beautiful unicorn sneakers.) My long run was a SUCCESS, guys! An actual, honest to God success! Who would’ve thought? I certainly didn’t think.* My seven miler on Tuesday morning sucked, although I suspect this was a product of both high humidity and the fact that it was MORNING, ugh. Unlike your vast majority of normal runners, I perform much better at night – and on a treadmill. What a weirdo! Yeah, that’s right...

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It’s a Coconut Water Battle Royale!

Jenn is still in charge! Fear for your lives! There has been much buzz in the running community of late about coconut water as a wonderful alternative to traditional energy drinks like Gatorade or Powerade – coconut water has naturally occurring electrolytes, carbohydrates, and potassium, with none of the weird preservatives and added sugars. Perfect for a runner’s hydration! But of course there’s always a catch. And the catch here is this: no one seems to be able to drink it. Oh, I exaggerate. Lots of people drink it. But they don’t seem to like it. Most of the...

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