I'm at the last little bit of training before my first "A" race of the season. I'm continuing to taper and the big day is in 4 days! Over the years, I have become fairly "good" I'd like to believe at tapering. I don't suffer from the taper crazies in the same way I did … Continue reading Signs You May Be Going Crazy. Or Just Tapering
You guys, only a few more weeks until the 40th Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon!! Read on for some of my favorite aspects of the race. Keep reading until the end for information on a giveaway!! It’s no secret that I’m a fan of this race. I was a spectator for my sister starting in 2011 … Continue reading #RunCle40! Why Do I Love This Race?! My Top 7 Reasons!
I did it! I peaked for O24! I safely made it to 54 miles per week with no injuries beyond a little post long run quad soreness that subsides within 24 hours or so. I trained as smart as I possibly could-10% increases in mileage per week, cut back weeks and rest days, quality over … Continue reading Week In Review: Peak Week Edition!!
I'm sensing a trend in my training lately: high mileage week followed by a drastic dip the following week. In the past, I've dealt with the fatigue and lack of motivation side of a training cycle but last week was more of a week where everything just got really adult-ey and life responsibilities just took … Continue reading Week in Review-The Week that Got Away
Wow, it's monday and I'm writing my training log! New record for me! I had another record breaking mileage week although only by one mile. Nonetheless, I felt great and am feeling increasingly hopeful about my prospects at O24. The idea of being out for 24 hours sounds downright frightening at times but just as … Continue reading Week in Review- Run All the Miles Edition
I'm a little bit behind the curve in publishing this but I thought better late than never. Training for a 24 hour race has been a challenge in time management. I love to train for long events but there is a downside which is the fatigue that comes after big weeks. Prior to last week, … Continue reading Week In Review….Procrastination Edition
Let me just start this by saying that I think this may have been one of the hardest races I've ever had the pleasure of participating in. I use the word pleasure not in an ironic/sarcastic manner but in a truthful way. I don't seek out races advertised as "flat and fast." To me that … Continue reading Buzzard Day 25k Race Recap
I started running in the fall of 2010. I had just quit smoking (like 10 days prior to my first run) put on a pair of loose cotton pants, laced up some cross trainers and headed out my door. I had no idea how far I had gone but later drove the route in my … Continue reading 10 Running Mistakes I’ve Made
50ish miles-yep my highest weekly mileage ever. Caveat-I only started tracking mileage in mid 2014 despite beginning to run in 2010. It's possible that I have hit 50 miles in the past and just don't know it. I am very low key when it comes to tracking-simple iphone notes for me. I've tried Strava and … Continue reading Week in Review-My Highest Mileage Week (EVER!!) and My First 10k
Last week definitely did not go as planned!! From crazy weather to a post Whole30 hangover, last week did not pan out as I had planned/hoped. But what choice is there but to roll with the punches? If anything, it's a practice of patience and acceptance and a little of that never hurts! Freaking out … Continue reading Week in Review-Crazy Weather and Post Whole30 Pains