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Gulp!

Marathon is 5 weeks away. First true long run tomorrow morning after weeks of illness. This training cycle has been unlike any other in my 8 years of marathoning. My goal for race day is to finish strong.

Training this week: Sun 6 mi, Mon 4 mi and 1 hr strength, Tues double spin AM, Wed spin and 1 hr strength, Fri Double spin

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8.76 mi !!!!

Longer midweek run for the win despite major DOMs from TRX with the trainer last night. I think she made me do a million squats. This run started out too fast and I barely made it through the first mile. I pulled back and took it easy the rest of the way. I think I may actually make it through 15 on Saturday (fingers crossed). Tomorrow mini brick session before the celebration begins.

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8 weeks to the Santa Rosa Marathon! After weeks of illness, I am finally feeling better and ready to get back to running.  I have some catch up to do but at least I ran the 40 miler in April and have a base.

Also good news, I got into the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half.  I am looking forward to it!

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Verdict - Strep throat

It turns out that I have not had the flu but strep throat. I have not been able to run all week and now know why. I did manage 2 strength sessions and one spin class. The doctor - who also happens to be my sports doc - said no 16 miler tomorrow. He approved 8 miles but we will see. My equilibrium has been off. I need to let the antibiotics due their job. Looks like marathon training will start next week!

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What happened to the long run?

So far my marathon training cycle has gone nowhere. Its time to find my long run mojo for 26.2 at the end of August. Right now I am recovering from a flu like illness. Good times!

Last week: 14 miles run over 3 runs, 3 x spin class, 2 x 1 hr strength training.

This week: get better and find some miles!

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We made our very first grilled pizzas on the BBQ tonight. Dough is from scratch using my husband’s homemade sourdough starter. I give grilled pizza a thumbs up!

The last week in training: 2 x 1 hr strength training, 3 x spin class, 50 mi bike ride, and 11 mi over 3 runs. Did not complete my long run today. My calves are sunburned and I did not want to subject myself to more sun. Need to be sure to reapply sunscreen!!!!!!

Given my lack of running last week - marathon training officially begins tomorrow!

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4 miles along the beach while the sun began to set. Great to catch up with my running partner Rae who is coming back from injury. Tomorrow - double spin and run. It had been a while since my last double spin with reillysmith and I’ve missed it!

4 miles along the beach while the sun began to set. Great to catch up with my running partner Rae who is coming back from injury. Tomorrow - double spin and run. It had been a while since my last double spin with reillysmith and I’ve missed it!

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