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Training | Bremen Half: Week 3

Hmm, not a hundred percent satisfied with my training last week. But I can only use that for motivation this week, right? Monday:  40 minutes on the stationary bike. Back to the gym for the first time in ages. Running outdoors is still my favorite by far, but having a gym membership is super convenient for …

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Training | Bremen Half: Week 2

So it appears I’m getting the hang of this training thing again. As much as I enjoyed my break after the Hamburg Marathon, it’s also nice to be working towards a goal again. Bremen Half Marathon, I’m coming for you! Monday:  30 minutes of swimming. I always feel so accomplished after a swim, mostly for …

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Training | Taper Time

[Title of this post should sound like this.] And just like that, the longest run of my marathon training is now behind me: 20 miles on a sunny Saturday before Easter. I combined two of my favorite Bremen routes into one long run — first a long 10-mile loop around the Bürgerpark, Stadtwald, and Unisee, …

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