One Month Countdown to the Spring Chicago Half

And just like that, we are one month out from the Chicago Spring Half Marathon! I’m not going to lie to you and say I excelled at my training or didn’t skip a run (or four) but when it comes to being this close, I don’t mess around. So here are some of the main things I do in order…
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It’s Constantly’s Monthiversary!

Can you believe Constantly: A Blog for the Girl on the Run has already been up and running for a month? Since launch day, I have received a ton of positive feedback and I cannot thank all of you enough! It’s honestly making me question why I didn’t start this sooner 😉 In just a short month, I have stressed the importance…
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Strengthen Your Run Through Cross-training

Altar Ego White MarbleI’ve mentioned it a few times in passing but I think the topic deserved it’s own post due to it’s importance during half marathon training –  cross-training. It’s something that I didn’t fully see the value in until about a year ago and a piece of advice I wish I would have listened to earlier (read: don’t…
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Half Marathon Goal Setting

Early on in your training, if not before, it is important to set goals. These can include weekly active hour goals, monthly mileage goals, or a time that you hope to finish the race in – it truly depends on what level you are at. For example, if you are a beginner, it may be a bit lofty to want…
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Inspired to Inspire

As I took off on my Saturday long run this morning, I was feeling a bit lethargic, my shins didn’t feel the greatest, and the wind was slowing down my pace. Needless to say, I wasn’t looking forward to completing those 9 miles. Around mile 3, I noticed a sign for CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) and didn’t think much about…
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This is my Confession… Perfecting Your Training Schedule

I’m about to let you in on two secrets of mine. First of all, the training plan I’m working from was originally a ten week program rather than an eleven week. Reason being I hadn’t run long distance since my last half in July and had only been attending group fitness classes (which I’ll touch on in the coming weeks)…
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If the Shoe Fits… Half Marathon Training

Today marks the first day of Chicago Spring Half Marathon training!
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