Marine Corps Marathon

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/17

The fall race season is upon us – and I have a lot coming up. The Marine Corps Marathon is less than two weeks away, followed immediately by (WEEEEE!!!!!) the Two Course Challenge at WDW. I’m easing through Taper Town, trying not to chillax too hard or push too much. It’s a fine row to hoe, whatever the hell that means.  Workout recap ahead: Sunday | ran 13.24 miles outside in 2:20 Last v. long run of the training cycle! Monday | rest Columbus Day off! I took the opportunity to chill. Tuesday | ran 5.3 miles outside in...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/08

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present: tapering. (T-minus three days to my next marathon!) Sunday | ran 7.38 miles on the treadmill in 1:15 Monday | ran 4.31 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes Annnnnd starting to get Pat’s cold. Awesome. Tuesday | walked 2.35 miles outside in 40 minutes Skipped ballet as my cold was reaching a crescendo. Wednesday | run 6.35 miles on the treadmill in 1:10 I firmly believe that you can exercise your way out of sickness. I mean, to a degree. Depending. So I got up and did my run, albeit gently....

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Roller coaster of emotion

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/04

Ahhh, tapering. The wonderful concept that has kept my runs short for like a month. (Okay, one of those low mileage weeks was vacation’s fault but whatever.) Post National Capital 20 Miler I took it pretty darned easy. This week I ramp it back up only to begin setting it back down in preparation for the Marine Corps Marathon. Fall race season is such a roller coaster! How it went down: Sunday | National Capital 20 Miler, 20.04 miles in 3:46 Monday | rest Well, I helped my friend Lucy do some moving, which is not 100% restful per...

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Hornberger

The Fairest Week In Review: 9/21

Whew! Survived my first race of the fall season and didn’t even cry once. How’s that for good beginnings? (Race recap to come, of course.) This week: tapering for the National Capital 20 Miler. Last week: tapering for the aforementioned Navy-Air Force Half. Let’s roll the tape: Sunday | rest Monday | ran 9.01 miles on the treadmill in 1:30 In retrospect I may have pushed this a little too hard for a taper. Thoughts? Tuesday | walked 2.08 miles outside; 75 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 7.07 miles in 1:15 Realized about halfway through my run that...

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Baymax not fast

The Fairest Week In Review: 8/23

My training is ramping up! Last week was maintenance, this week is peaking, and next week I begin tapering for the Navy-Air Force Half/National Capital 20 Miler. Let’s look at last week’s numbers: Sunday | rest Monday | 10.75 miles on the treadmill in 1:50 Too hot to run outdoors. Tuesday | walked 2.1 miles in 35 minutes Wednesday | ran 10.71 miles on the treadmill in 1:50 Planned to do this one outside, but again, too hot. Thursday | ran 4.34 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes Friday | walked 3.17 miles in 50 minutes Switched my...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 5/25

It’s taper time! Okay, for me “taper time” often translates to “SLIGHTLY less than usual,” especially in the case of races 13.1 miles and under, but hey, less is less. What has me cutting my mileage, you ask? Why, the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon on June 4! I’m extra excited for this one because the race takes place near Elizabeth‘s house, so I’m crashing with her the night before and then post-race we’re getting a delicious breakfast. I looooove breakfast. Honestly, it’s the one thing standing between WDW and perfection. Luckily, nothing is standing between you and the roundup....

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Scrubs screaming

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/07

JENN: Did you run at all this week? MOON: Ouiii. I’m actually a bit burned out JENN: Awww. How are you burned out? MOON: I’ve decided that I need to add strength training in again. The lower half of my body is pretty set, but I can’t tell you what a difference there is between my legs and my arms. XD Ultimately, I think this will help me run faster… Or at least give me the push I need to crank up the pace a bit. JENN:Yeah, I was doing some upper body work for awhile there and just kinda wandered away from...

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Medals

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/14

JENN: Hooray for everyone who ran over the WDW marathon weekend! That having been said – we leave for Disneyland and the Tinker Bell Half on FRIDAY! IT’S SO CLOSE. It. Is. TIME. MOON: Wait. Not THIS Friday?! JENN: THIS Friday! MOON: … I seriously thought it was NEXT Friday. JENN: The race is on Sunday, silly! MOON: I could have sworn the race was the 26th… JENN: Nee-ope! MOON: Well, there goes my schedule for next week! Ha, I’ll have to send out some emails tonight. My bad. JENN: Aren’t you glad we’re doing this blog? MOON: I...

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Treadmill

In Which Jenn is Not Very Good at Tapering

TAPERING IS HARD, YOU GUYS. It seems counter-intuitive – I mean, the principle behind tapering is that you spend the last week or two before a race running with LESS mileage and LESS intensity, so as to save your strength for the big race push. That means that tapering comes with LESS difficult runs – or at least, it ought to. And it would for me too, were I somehow able to do it properly. For starters, I can’t seem to get myself to start tapering until the last minute. My half marathon is this Sunday; last Sunday, I...

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