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CIM Training Week 12 - Run Wild!

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Run Wild - The annual fun run for the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Drive, helped get me out running again after being sick all week. Sometimes you need a cause to get you out there. I'm supposed to do a marathon next weekend. Ha! Most of the week I felt like my throat was in a vice and chills and aches, but feeling better now, especially after that run.

The course used to be at GGP but now it is at Crissy Field. I managed to speed up each mile and finish strong. I like 5ks, they are over pretty quick! I am going to try out the compression tights and see if they help the ongoing hamstring tightness. I feel like I only have a few more miles left in me this year then I need a little break.


Taper food:

CIM Training Week 11 - Taper

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This is it. Probably the most drastic taper ever, but I ran in the rain the other day and now I feel sick. Just what I needed before the marathon! My throat is killing me and I'm feeling chills and aches. I hope it goes away before the race. I am just stretching out and trying to rest and eat right.

CIM Training Week 10 - Taper

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Week 10 of CIM training and decided to start the taper, well, actually the legs decided. Going for a swim with my Water World Swim group on Sunday helped with the soreness. We had a great time swimming around the wall and riding the current on the way  back in.

I cutback way more on running this week than I wanted to. I have run 334 miles in my training so far and without realizing it passed the 1,000 mile mark this year. 1,028! Just a few more weeks until marathon madness!

CIM Training Week 9 - Apex

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46.24 miles, I reached the peak! It was a good week of running back-to-back days, and this is the highest weekly mileage of the year. Last year I peaked out at 49 and the year before at 50. That is definitely my threshold. I think if I wanted to go farther, I would have to increase the daily runs of 10 miles a day for a while. This requires more of a time commitment! I did lose some weight this week alone just running 2 hours a day at night. According to the CIM training plan, I have 2 options now. I can taper now or extend the peak. I will have to wait to see how my legs feel.


 What helped me keep going were the Run4NYC and TwitterRoadRace . The Clif Bar 2 mile challenge is happening now!