Tag Archives: California International Marathon

Thoughts on the Hudson Plan

After I trying Hansons marathon training plan for the 2015 California International Marathon (CIM) in December and being disappointed with my time, I decided to try a plan in Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald’s book, Run Faster From the 5K … Continue reading

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2015 Year in Review

Most Memorable Races Ragnar Cape Cod.  The camaraderie I have with this group of women is so special to me.  And, we’re still asking one another, “Do you want a salt pill?” The Boston Marathon.  The hills did not defeat … Continue reading

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2016 Boston Marathon Training – Week 1

I’m baaaack!  I started training for the 2016 Boston Marathon this week. I took 5 days completely off after the California International Marathon (CIM).  My rule is to take as many days off from running as I want.  I like … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Hansons Plan

After years of following the Pfitzinger Advanced Marathoning (Pfitz) plans, I tried a Hansons marathon training plan for the California International Marathon (CIM).  I wrote about that decision in early July and about how I was adjusting to the training … Continue reading

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2015 California International Marathon

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Prologue I’d been chasing sub-3:20 in the marathon since training for the 2012 New York City Marathon.  The race was cancelled that year, but I’ve … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 19

The race is less than 24 hours away!  My final taper week went well.  As usual, I felt slow and sluggish; existing pains seemed worse and new pains came and went out of no where.  I arrived in Sacramento yesterday … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 18

I’m tapering!  After completing a 20 miler on Sunday, I started decreasing mileage in the final weeks of training for the California International Marathon.  But, the Hansons plan is no joke and the first week of the taper still had … Continue reading

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2015 Alexandria Turkey Trot

Scroll all the way down to the end of the post for the tl;dr version. Training I’m in the final weeks of my Hansons marathon training plan.  My goal race is the California International Marathon (CIM) on December 6th.  I’ve … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 17

Am I tapering, yet?  With most plans, I can figure out when the taper starts pretty clearly.  But with this one, I’m not so sure.  I had a day off on Wednesday, ending an 84 day running steak, and the … Continue reading

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CIM Training – Week 16

Three weeks to go!  It feels great to be on the last page of my training plan.  The biggest development this week is that I decided to stop beating myself up during my training runs and tried to get a … Continue reading

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