10056 total / 2498 in 2014

To maintain my Successfully Dysfunctional runner status. [PR's 5k-19:09, 5M- 32:15, 10k-41:20, Half-1:28:44, Full-3:04:40, 70.3-6:09]

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  • 21 miles
  • 04:07 time
  • 958 calories
  • 12 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. FIT
    good core 00:10:00

    Mini core workout today. Decided not to run, doing a group Christmas run in morning with a bunch of friends. Embracing my last weekend before training starts again! Boston bound:)

  2. FIT
    good Mini-Workout (Arms/Core) 00:20

    Shorter workout again this morning, but still happy I got my butt outta bed and to the gym. Finding consistency in this will really help!

    2x12 Seated Row (30lb)
    2x12 Lat Pull Down (30lb)
    2x12 Shou... read more

  3. VELO
    good Warm-up Spin 4.7 mi 00:15:00 18.8mph pace

    Just short spin to get blood flowing this morning before some core/weights.

  4. FIT
    good Core 00:10:00

    A Little core after the treadmill.

    3x25 Crunches with 8lb MedBall
    3x25 Russian Twists with 8lb MedBall
    3x25 Bicycle Crunches
    2x10/2x10 Donkey Kicks
    2x10/2x10 Fire Hydrants

  5. RUN
    good Morning 5k 3.1 mi 00:26 08:16 pace

    Easy 5k on the treadmill to start the day. It took a bajillion alarms to get my butt in gear or I would have ran longer. The winter morning workout routine will come back....eventually.

  6. FIT
    good Pre-bed core 00:15:00

    Some core work to round out the day. Trying to get consistent about this!

    3x25 crunches
    3x25 tummy tucks
    3x25 Russian twists
    3x10 glute bridge
    3x10/3x10 donkey kicks
    2x60 second plank
    2x30... read more

  7. FIT
    good Legs 00:20

    Short legs workout, don't wanna fly too fast outta the gate getting back into strength training. Felt good to blow off a little steam though. Drop it like a squat.

    3x10 squats (50lb)
    2x10 ... read more

  8. VELO
    good shake out spin 5.8 mi 00:20 17.4mph pace

    Just a short spin to get the blood flowing to the legs.

  9. FIT
    good Pre-bed core 00:11:00

    Pre-bed core work: 50 crunches, 50 tummy tucks, 20 glutes bridges, 20 donkey kicks (each side), 2 minute plank, 1 minute plank each side, 50 bicycle crunches, 20 straight leg raises.

  10. RUN
    good System Check 4.25 mi 00:34 07:55 pace

    And on the 10th day...I ran! I know my body appreciated the down time after the marathon, but it felt soooo good to get back out there. Legs felt good. Breathing felt good. Mental sanity- getting b... read more

  11. Shared Photo

    Thought DailyMile would appreciate my Christmas Tree. Whole new meaning to 'Christmas Shoes'...more like PR shoes.

  12. FIT
    good Upper Body & Core 00:37

    Low weight and low reps just to get back into things. Even still, I'm gonna feel this tomorrow. Time to stop feeling fluffy. Post marathon brain is pissing me off!

    3x25 crunches (8lb med b... read more

  13. FIT
    good Active Recovery 3.6 mi 00:30 08:20 pace

    Another day another stare down from the elliptical to the treadmill. I can run tomorrow though! Tomorrow tomorrow, its only a day awayyyyyyyyy.

    Mindless elliptical watching NFL live on ESPN.

    • Norman M.
      Norman M.

      Yay tomorrow! I'm excited for you. And also impressed by your dedication to not running after your marathon.

      5 days ago Like

  14. FIT
    good active recovery 3.5 mi 00:30 08:34 pace

    First activity since the marathon that didn't involve eating, sleeping, drinking or working. Hopped on elliptical for some sweat time. I essentially stared at the treadmills the whole time. I... read more

  15. Thanks for the kick ass support DM, it was a great year and even more so a great training cycle. Ended it with a bang :) ... read more

    • Paul S.
      Paul S.

      Once again...Bravo! Congrats on a great year!!

      9 days ago Like

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    • Robin K.
      Robin K.

      this is fucking awesome. you are such a beast! you inspire me. congrats on an amazing year!

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • Kurt K.
      Kurt K.

      I wasn't going to run today until I read this! Congrats on a huge PR and thanks for sharing your adventure!... BTW the one time I tried to "really focus" on running tangents I ended with 26.6! haha!

      5 days ago Like

  16. Shared Photo

    Mile 3: Boy's be chasin' like whaaaat. Solo running, pretty much the majority of the race but it allowed me to stay incredibly focused....3:04:40, still in shock.

  17. RUN
    great St. Jude Memphis Marathon 26.2 mi 03:05 07:02 pace

    When I can process this race, and all I want to say/could say I'll write a novel long blog post, but in the mean time.... 10 things about marathon #10

    1. 7 Minute PR
    2. 2nd Female
    3. 3:04:40
    ... read more

    • Norman M.
      Norman M.

      So. Much. Awesome. Seriously cannot wait to read the novel. But in the meantime, know that myself - and everyone - is so beyond proud of you and happy for you! You busted your ass these last few months and it paid off today. Congrats on the huge PR, Laura. Enjoy that bourbon!!! :-)

      14 days ago Like1 person

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    • Jay S.
      Jay S. Congrats

      WAY TO GO!!!

      13 days ago

    • Jamie D.
      Jamie D. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      So so so so amazing!! Congrats girl!

      12 days ago

  18. RUN
    good 330 shakeout 2 mi 00:15 07:44 pace

    Something invigorating about running at 3:30 AM. Pre-airport shakeout. Its RACE weekend!

  19. RUN
    good milestone buster 4 mi 00:31 07:44 pace

    Effortless taper miles, and at 3.7 I officially rounded out 2000 miles for the year.

  20. RUN
    good Mini MP Tempo 6.34 mi 00:45 07:07 pace

    Brrrr, chilly dark snowy run but all in all it was successful. 1 mile warmup, 4 tempo(~ faster than MP), 1 mile easy, strides. Took a little while to warmup literally and figuratively, but once I g... read more

    • Norman M.
      Norman M.

      Woop woop! I've been failing you on the carb depletion lately, but I'll try to be better! You are so going to rock this marathon, Laura!

      18 days ago Like

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    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Great tempo! I tried carb depletion once, didn't work for me! Hope you have better luck, looking in great shape.

      18 days ago Like

    • Paul S.
      Paul S.

      Well done! Sweet pacing! Interesting idea about the carb depletion...don't know if I could ever accomplish it for more than a few hours!

      17 days ago Like