Fall Marathon Blog Roll

No running for me yesterday! Now that you all convinced me in my last post that I’m not crazy, I’ve decided I’m going to do my best to enjoy this taper. Tuesday night I did an easy three miles on the treadmill at 9:00 pace and I’ll do a quick little 2-3 miles tonight to loosen myself up before my two full days of rest. I need to take Dixie on oneΒ last training run since she’s stuck with me through all this madness. I took her to the vet this morning and she’s gained three pounds. Sooooo I should probably stop feeding her peanut butter filled Kongs after every run. Anyway, thanks again for all of your kind words and encouragement this week. You guys are seriously amazingΒ and I feel so ready to tackle this half marathon!

Speaking of marathons…. One of my favorite blogging pals Hanna did something awesome and created a directory of sorts to get all of us marathon trainees connected: 2015 Fall Marathon Blog Roll. Anyone who wants to be included on the blog roll, just leave a comment here and let me know what races you are planning on doing this year. It’s such a good idea to all get connected and follow each other’s training, especially for first time marathoners like me πŸ™‚

SPEAKING OF my first marathon, I saw this on Facebook this morning and I got SO excited. I can’t wait to do this race!!


And now I’ll leave you with someΒ pictures of Dixie and I, just enjoying the taper


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Are you planning on doing a marathon this fall? Leave the race name & date to get added to the blog roll!

Have you ever run Richmond or heard anything about it?

About Maddie @ Dixie Runs

I'm Maddie. I'm a long time runner who has finally decided to start training for my first marathon. I do a lot of running with my 3 year old redbone coonhound, Dixie. This blog is about our running adventures and a whole lot more.
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37 Responses to Fall Marathon Blog Roll

  1. What a great idea!! I am running the Indianapolis Marathon on October 17 (http://www.indianapolismarathon.com/) It’s the last year for this race, which was my first marathon, so it will be bittersweet.

    I’ve never heard anything about Richmond, but I checked out the website and it looks beautiful! You’re going to have so much fun πŸ™‚

  2. Jamie says:

    Ah this is such a fun idea! I’m running the NYC marathon on November 1st! I may also do Philadelphia later in November, but still TBD. This year will be my first NYC and I am so so excited!! : ) I’ve never run any races in Richmond but I hear its beautiful and a lot of fun!!

  3. Cassie Cyr says:

    Super excited about this! I’m running the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, MA on October 18th – it’ll be my first marathon, so I’m certainly looking to others for motivation, support and everything else that marathoners need! πŸ˜‰ I haven’t heard anything about Richmond, but it looks gorgeous! Enjoy!
    I’d love to be added to the Blog Roll! Thanks!

  4. Ashley says:

    I’m running Route 66 Marathon on November 22 and 3 Bridges Marathon on December 19. Both are super awesome for first timers πŸ™‚ Always fun to connect with other runners.

  5. Lauren says:

    I’m running the Chicago Marathon 10/11/15 for the second straight year! I’d love to be added to the Blog Roll!


  6. I’m running Chicago too! YOU SHOULD JOIN

  7. Dixie knows what’s up πŸ™‚

    Oh golly, I’m running the Victoria Marathon October 11; Seattle Marathon November 29 and WDW Marathon January 10.
    Yes, I’m tired just typing it πŸ™‚

  8. I’m not running a fall marathon this year. Part of me is glad I’m not and the other part of me feels left out! Oh my gosh Dixie is adorable, I think her and Arrow would get along great!

  9. Suzy says:

    I love Dixie!!! I need her. Your tapering plan sounds perfect and I have no doubt you’re gonna nail this half. Dixie seems to have been tapering a little tooooo much along with you, though hey? She’s just got more of a womanly figure now.

  10. NYC Marathon on 11/1/15!!! #bucketlistrace

  11. awe that’s such a fun idea.! Darn too bad I don’t plan on running a fall marathon.
    glad you’re finally embracing the taper. πŸ™‚ and so is Dixie.!! ;p;

  12. I’m planning (but not registered just yet!) to run the Hartford Marathon in CT, and the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon! I hear the Richmond Marathon is AWESOME!!!!

  13. What an awesome idea! Id love to be included. I’m not running a fall marathon, but I’m running two trail halves and a Ragnar race and I’ll be building up for Boston training in the winter!

  14. I’ve added everyone from the blog roll to my bloglovin feed! Now I have so many great blogs to follow!

    • Maddie says:

      More to come!! I’ve got a bunch to add πŸ™‚ I love getting connected this way… I’ve already found so many new blogs to follow!

  15. I have not fully committed to doing a full marathon (meaning I haven’t registered because I’m scared) but I’m pretty sure I’m going to do the Rochester Marathon in the fall (September 20th http://www.rochestermarathon.com/). I’m doing my first half next weekend and want to be sure I survive that before I register for the full. I’m sure I will. And, I’m halfway to a full already, so why not keep going?!?!?

    • Maddie says:

      Well, I’m adding you to the list… so that means you have to do it πŸ™‚ Just kidding, of course, but I’m still adding you!! You can totally do it.

  16. Karen says:

    Enjoy your rest πŸ™‚
    I ran the Richmond half this past November πŸ™‚ It’s my half PR (2:10) I am quite a bit slower than you, it was freezing that day!!! The year before it was humid and rainy. You can never tell what Nov. will bring. I am thinking about doing the half again this year. I think it’s too soon for me to try a marathon again, I am still in recovery mode. Everyone I know that has done the Richmond marathon has loved the course. My friend/co-worker, Robyn is signed up. Her link is in my post πŸ™‚ I need to share this so she can join the blog roll!

  17. I am running Richmond this fall (11/14/15)! Signed up for the training team yesterday- can’t wait!

  18. I love the idea of a fall marathon blog roll! I’m running and trying to BQ at the Portland Marathon on October 4.

  19. NYC marathon. November 1
    Flying Monkey Marathon. November 22

  20. Thanks so much for the shoutout! πŸ™‚ Beyond excited to see all these commenters wanting to join. I’ll shoot you an email later!

  21. misszippy says:

    LOVE the Richmond Marathon! It’s my PR course (twice over) and you will love it, too! Perfect course, perfect weather, perfect size. Excited for you.

    I am running the Wine Glass Marathon this year–hoping I haven’t picked one too early in the year–I worry about too hot!

    • Maddie says:

      YAY! Exactly what I wanted to hear πŸ™‚

      You never know with October weather… it might be hot or it might be perfect!

  22. Ariana says:

    I ran the half in Richmond, it was great! I may be biased though because I went to college at VCU and met my husband there so Richmond holds a lot of great memories for me. I did LOVE that they give fleece blankets at the finish. I think you’ll have a great time!

  23. Um yeah, I don’t know how to break this news to you, but I can see that Dixie is definitely the queen of the house! πŸ™‚ So cute!

  24. Haha! It kind of looks like Dixie does run things at you house. πŸ˜‰

    I’m running the Route 66 Marathon November 22 in Tulsa! πŸ™‚

  25. Like a couple others I will be running Chicago in October then WDW in January πŸ™‚ woohoo!!!

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