Marathon Training

Jill’s Marathon Training Week #5

Hills. This was the theme of the week as we mentally prepare for the week to follow. Hill training will commence on Wednesday from now until god knows when. But, according to my training schedule I began hills two weeks prior, so really I should have nothing to fear. Ya right! Does anyone know how […]

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Jill’s Marathon Training Week #4

The unfamiliar stride of confidence from week 3 had me soaring into week 4. I had good intentions set and a great feeling of moral to get me going. I had the feeling of liking running back! Because holy when it’s gone, you forget how awful running can be. But it’s important to stay alert […]

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Jill’s Marathon Training Week #3

Week three of training was full of ups and downs. I tried to prepare myself (in advance) for the upcoming weeks where my emotional hatred for running would kick in, but I was not prepared for the physical hatred. After another failed attempt at completing my long run on my own, then trying to get […]

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Jill’s Marathon Training Week #2

  Oh, week two. It came and went and somehow, once again, I didn’t stick to the training schedule. I have a weekend job. This messes with my time to run, okay. I know shouldn’t be making any excuses, so instead I may have to juggle my days off and my long run day around […]

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Marathon Training Day #36: Week 6

I’m disappointed in my lack of non-running fitness in week 5, but you can’t win them all. And it’ll probably be that way for the next few weeks (thanks, work.) Today is day 36 and I need to take a break. I have a kitchen to clean and bread and soup to make and laundry […]

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Marathon Training Day #31: Running through Riverdale

Got the 10k run in I was supposed to, just a day late. Wore tights and a very light long-sleeved shirt and was waaay overdressed. That’s usually not a problem in January. Not much to say about this run. It needed to get done, so it got done. Had brief shin splints around kilometre 4. […]

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Marathon Training Day #29: I am blind, as far as the eye can see

I got new glasses today. I can see. They are making me nauseous My eye doctor said that’s normal, but if I still feel nauseated (see what I did there? Used the terms correctly! Grammar win!) after two weeks to come back and she’ll fix it. I’m assuming that if I multiply this by 1000, […]

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Marathon Training Day #28: 12k LSD

  Today was a productive day. I was busy in the morning doing various domestic things (like making the bread in the photo above!), so I did my long run in the afternoon. Since I left my bike at work on Friday (it was snowing!!), I decided to plan my route so I could pick […]

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Marathon Training Day #24: Screw It

I slept badly last night. Work was exhausting today. In a good way, I’m feeling challenged creatively and working on a legitimately interesting project. But it feels like a lot sometimes. And tomorrow I have two or three hours to kill between work and a book launch. My solution? Slot my speed work in there […]

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Marathon Training Day #20: The day of four work-outs

Clearly, I’m a moron. Or, at least, a bad social planner. I asked my sister Anne (hi Anne!) to do yoga with me, forgetting my pal JK (hi JK!) and I already mde plans for squash and Bodypump. And since I bailed on my hill training yesterday and refused to bail on my friend or […]

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