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Sep 4, 2011

Before and after of a different kind

Today's a scale back from the prior week so I ONLY had 13 miles on the schedule.  Oh, how I love that 13 feels easy at this juncture in the training.


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Here's the before and after pictures of our cottage.  What do you think?  Completely different home huh?  We love the new look!
Next weekend is a big weekend.

1) 10th anniversary of 9/11
2) My 19th wedding anniversary 9/12(I'm so glad that when we got married it was not 9/11 on Saturday)
3) 20 mile training run on 9/11; yikes!

Can't say I'm looking forward to #3 but you have to do it.  Fortunately, I will have my running buddy running it with me as well.  I'll be doing another 20 two weeks later but that will be mostly alone since my running buddy is on a different schedule.

I personally don't see any reason to run more than 20 miles.  When I did my marathon, I hit the wall at 22 miles so really, unless I plan on running a training run at 26 miles, why go any further than 20?

What are your thoughts?  Do you train more than 20 miles at one time?

Have a great Labor day!

Have a great day and......Keep Running!!!!!


  1. house looks great! i love house renovations/decorating :)

    happy early anniversary!

  2. LOVE the blue house! We just bought a new home and fell in love with blue houses while we were looking but ended up with tan. I see a paint job in the future.

    Have fun on the 20 miler!

  3. Whoa! The house looks awesome!!!

    I love when 13 miles feels easy too :)

  4. I've never trained more than 20 because of injuries but I am planning on running further next time because I think it will help me get through those last 6 miles.

  5. Yeah, I don't know. While I'm not convinced that I need to break 20 miles during training, I do now know that I need to spend a few more weeks at higher mileage (16-18-20 long run cycle) than I've done in the past.

  6. Love that you can say, "Only running 13 today"! My friend and I did say that on Sat and laughed because we also knew we had to run it in the rain, since TS Lee was playing havoc with our schedule. I have done training schedules with runs over 20- only 22's. Felt fine. I am not this time around because I am trying to run just 4 days a week, but I must say I do feel a bit anxious- will it be enough?! We are running 17 this coming week-end.

    House looks awesome.
    Happy anniversary!