Napolean Bonaparte famously said, “There is no such thing as an accident; it is fate misnamed”.
I believe that to be true. I entered the world of marathon running without intent. With no running experience, no real training, and no idea what I was doing, I completed the Chicago Marathon in 2013. It was fate, indeed, that brought me to my first marathon. It is my new-found love for the sport that will carry me through achieving my running goals.
Welcome to the adventures of The Accidental Marathoner.

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Chicago and Marine Corps Marathon Training Recap, Week 7

August 14, 2017 2:21 pm

Five miles to start my week of training I can’t believe I am almost halfway through my marathon training! It goes by fast, that’s for sure. And the closer I get to these two marathons, the further my training is getting away from me! Looking at my week below, it looks like I am on the every-other-day training plan. Hey, whatever works, right? Here is my week in review: Sunday, 8/6: Rest day Monday, 8/7: 5.1 mile run Tuesday, 8/8: 12-hour work day; ’nuff said Wednesday, 8/9: 25.2 mile bike ride Mixing things up with a few bike rides Thursday, 8/10: Rest day A faster-than-usual five Friday, 8/11: 5.1 mile run Saturday, 8/12: 15.3 mile bike ride While I’m not quite where I need to be, I’m glad to have been incorporating the bike, since I know how important it is

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