23 miles ….Week 11 Boston Marathon training


Today, I ran 23 miles.   I have been following the Jeff Galloway’s Training Plan.

I am glad I had taken my long run out to 23 miles because I now feel really good about race day.  By choosing the Galloway training program as my training tool this marathon season I feel I am in a better place to maximize my endurance and performance for the Boston Marathon.  Come race day, hopefully I can expect my body to run 26.2 miles without fading out.    Half-jokingly, I want to finish the race before I see any sweeper trucks sweeping up used papers cups and GU wrappers from the streets!

Time to trust my training.  Now It is time to taper  and heal my body.

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20 mile long run …Boston Marathon Training Week 10


The Stupid Ground Hog has brought more snow to Massachusetts. It has been cold. It’s all Phils’ Fault.  Three Nor’easters in the past 2 weeks!  Spring starts tomorrow!


My  training runs have been going well.  Running on my treadmill has helped me complete my work out; if I was running outside, I may not be able to complete it.

Today’s …. LONG RUN ….20 miles …nailed it.

My pace was consistent each mile.

I got up at 6:00am Monday to get my 20 miles in on my treadmill.  The workout went well. I watched a few movies, listened to music, had some snacks, and kept pushing through each mile.

Running on the treadmill

I was not bored.

I felt more comfortable physically…. I wasn’t cold …….

I was not coughing, sneezing, wheezing and my nose was not running.

I never had a migraine or barometric pressure headache…… (My spouse always teases me and asks me…. what the hell is a barometric   pressure headache.

20 miles ……This run helped my self- confidence.

This came in the mail today.  One month to go !





18 mile run… Week 8 Boston Marathon Training

IMG_1520 (1)18 miles on a treadmill … Boston Marathon Week 8

Running 18 miles outside, this week was not going to happen!  Since I am asthmatic, winter running always sucks the life out of me.   Cold, windy, snowy, rainy weather is not my ideal running conditions.  Four hours  running in the cold …no.

So, early Monday morning, my treadmill run begun. I chose to do this run as a run/walk to help my body go the distance without feeling dead at the end of the run.

I broke my run down into 4…(4 1/2 mile segments). After each segment, I had a snack to keep up my sugar levels. Having a variety of treats like runner wafers, pretzels, orange slices, chocolate candies, Swedish fish, Skittles and my all-time favorite snack mint and peanut butter girl scout cookies made my run so much more enjoyable.  I love those girl scout cookies!    Grape Gatorade and water provided my hydration needs.

…. Having a Smorgasbord kept my energy up and I was able to power through all 18 miles.

Also, my pre-long run nutrition has been working well.  For the past month, my favorite go to pre-race meal has been Bickford’s Pancake House.  It works! I always order the Dutch pancake or chocolate chip pancakes.  Bagels with peanut butter, and fruit are also a favorite snack.

I also watched the movie Grease to help pass the time on the treadmill.

18 miles done………successful

My splits were consistent.

This week…One long run 18

2 short runs ….30 minutes each


Last weekend  Massachusetts had an insane wind and rainstorm. I live in Swampscott a coastal town and the streets  by the ocean  had  major flooding due to astronomical high tides  and  storm winds.  We husband and I were very lucky that we never loss our power. Approximately, 80 percent of our town loss power.   Our weekend was spent hanging around the house watching television and  resting.

Beautiful High Tide