Tag Archives: marathon training

Chasing “down” the blood sugars – The Chicago Marathon Race Report

This was Chicago Marathon #7 for me and my 23?ish marathon in total.  Was it a PR-no, but damn I felt really good.  I really wish I could explain why. I had never run a marathon without officially training for … Continue reading

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Leadman 2012 Race Report

Background This race was brought to my attention by my friend Hootie who works for lifetime fitness.  I think it was shortly after I had finished Ironman Texas.  It appealed to my sense of adventure and my love for travelling. … Continue reading

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My tips on running a marathon in colder than expected weather

One of the many challenges of preparing for a long distance race is facing the “unknown” or the “uncontrollable”.  You put hours and hours into training and it all comes to a peak on just one day or 4-6 hours … Continue reading

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Inspirational Athletes

Oh weekends why must you disappear so fast.  It was such a great weekend, full of exercise, food and lots of friends. On Friday, I made the decision to ship my own bike to the race and dropped it off … Continue reading

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HEAVY METAL AND FREAKING OUT!

I was just going to enjoy my summer I said, I was getting my Ironman over early I said, I was going to take some time and improve my flexibility and get rid of my aches and pains I said, … Continue reading

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Running: the gift and even more races!

The entire month of July I was chained to my desk.  I tried to get the odd work out in here and there but it truly was just here and there. This makes for a very unhappy Gillian.  During this time … Continue reading

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My report card and OWS the drug

Last week I came up with a list of things that I needed to do in order to try and repair my body and make it able to run pain free again.  Here is how I did: Skip track work out … Continue reading

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The dreaded track, a chicago gem and don’t ground me mr. dentist

First things first, I made it to the track again this morning! Yay me! 🙂  two weeks in a row.  I still had to talk myself into it, which took way too long in the morning which made me late … Continue reading

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Its not always the diabetes

I woke up this morning and felt like I had been run over by a train.  My immediate thought was oh,oh my BG must be through the roof.  My body hurt I was drowsy despite getting a decent amount of … Continue reading

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Doable goals and inventory of pain

This week I planned to get back into certain workouts that have been neglected post-ironman (May 19th).  It had been four weeks so I decided that if I could at the very least get to the workout regardless of how … Continue reading

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