Author Archives: Corey

About Corey

I am a 30-something swim, bike, run addict married to my best friend and in love with my two schnoodle doggies.

The Big Peak.

4 weeks until Chicago Marathon I was so thankful to be home for this big week of training. The mileage wasn’t especially high but I had 3 key workouts that were important to really nail. To do that I needed to … Continue reading

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Hamburg

5 weeks until Chicago Marathon My feelings toward running this week in Hamburg were just as strong and exactly the opposite to how I felt about running in Jamaica. Not only was there a 30+ degree temperature swing from one … Continue reading

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Proud

19.6 miles at 8:26 average. This run doesn’t look all that impressive on paper, but it is one run that I am more proud of than any I can remember. While I have training runs or workouts that I am … Continue reading

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Jamaica Running, Mon

6 weeks until Chicago Marathon We planned the trip to Jamaica waaaay back last winter and I didn’t even realize at the time that I would be in high volume training mode for Chicago. I was nervous about my runs during the … Continue reading

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Redemption Week

7 weeks until Chicago Marathon I came into this week feeling a little beat up, physically and mentally. I was sore from the long run the weekend before and early in the week, the summer weather hit its peak heat … Continue reading

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Summer Finally Arrived.

8 weeks until Chicago Marathon We have been SUPER lucky with this summer’s weather in Chicago. For the most part, it has been gloriously cool with low humidity. I firmly believe that we earned it after enduring the absolutely brutal winter. … Continue reading

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Friday Fun XII

There were a couple of things that happened this week that I couldn’t let go undocumented for all of the Internet to read so here I am with my random Friday Fun! New Running Shoes! My three primary pairs of running … Continue reading

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