2017 Road to Berlin – Week 10

There are only five weeks left until I start tapering. Where did the time go??? At this point, as every year, I start to doubt my training. I don't know why, I just do. What do I do about it? I keep going. Monday - another hot one! Do I sound like a broken record yet?...

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2017 Road to Berlin – Week 9

Monday morning. This is how it started...... As Florida weather often does, it stopped raining by early afternoon only to pour down again exactly as I'm leaving work. So, long story short, I ended up on the treadmill for 4.5 miles. With a close eye on the weather...

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2017 Road To Berlin – Week 8

Didn't I just brag about how my Saturday and Monday runs have been the best ones? Well, I'm taking that back now. While last Saturday wasn't all that bad (aside from running in wet clothes and getting nasty blisters), Monday's 6 miles felt terrible. Miles four, five,...

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2017 Road to Berlin – Week 7

Speed workouts started this week. This is something I've been avoiding because of my back problems, but since said problems have steadily declined, and are just about gone, I figured I'd try to incorporate a bit more intensity into my training program. After all, I've...

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2017 Road to Berlin – Week 6

I didn't plan to take Monday off, but we had tickets to see Paul McCartney in concert in Tampa, so guess what? No running for me! To my own surprise I wasn't dead tired on Tuesday, and due to much lower humidity and a few degrees less my five mile run on Tuesday went...

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2017 Road to Berlin – Week 5

Here we are - already week five of this year's marathon training. I'm still plugging along, thankfully no (new) issues despite the increased demand. In fact, and this is even more surprising, no back issues to speak of, which has been my number one concern all along...

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2017 Road to Berlin – Week 4

For whatever reason, Mondays & Saturdays seem to produce the best runs. I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that the rest days inbetween have something to do with it. Maybe it's time to reevaluate my training, and go from five planned runs per week down to...

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2017 Road to Berlin – Week 3

Still counting my blessings regarding all this rain! Monday's run almost ended up on the treadmill, but then, right after 5 p.m. the downpour turned into a drizzle. Along with the cloud cover and "only" 81 degrees my four miles were absolutely awesome. One mile...

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2017 Road to Berlin- Week 1

Two things get their start in early June - the rainy season in Florida, and for me.......marathon training! This will be my third marathon, which is a really good omen because: “the rule of three” (Latin-"omne trium perfectum") principle suggests things that come in...

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Kronos Croom 5 miler

The last race before the beginning of - drum roll please - marathon training! Just a couple of months ago I had hiked this very trail in the Withlacoochee State Forest for the first time and instantly fell in love with it. When the opportunity arose to run here I...

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Wife, runner, German native, beach bum, foodie, and wine lover. If you’re looking for info on how to run your next PR you’ve come to the wrong place. I’m not an expert on running or nutrition, and I won’t tell you what else you should or shouldn’t do. I'm fairly creative but notorious for starting fifty different projects and finishing (n)one. My blog is simply a collection of my personal experience in the crazy world of - running! Along the way I’ll also share what other random projects I’m currently into.

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