Typically recovery and taper are two separate times in a periodized training plan. They share some characteristics in common such as lower volume and intensity with an emphasis on resting oneself. Taper typically comes before recovery and is intersected by the actual race. In my case, I am doing both at the same time which … Continue reading Recovery/Taper week Training Log
It's been about 4 days since I raced the Columbus Marathon and I feel like I am recovering well. I went out for my first run yesterday (Wednesday) morning; an easy 3 miler with my BRF Amy. We stuck to the indoor track for some very slow miles. I felt little in the way of soreness … Continue reading Marathon Recovery-first week!
Alternate titles: Well, that sucked Thank God That's Over Columbus Marathon Recap, aka Why I'm never Running Again Mile 23 Promises: I am done with Marathons and Ultramarathons. Seriously this time Ok so those titles are slightly melodramatic but the truth is, all of those thoughts crossed my mind during yesterday's race. It's been less … Continue reading Columbus Marathon Recap
*title refers to past injuries *knocking on so much wood, nothing current!! Race day is almost here. Weeks and weeks of early mornings and late evenings. Hours spent on the track, the road, the trail, all culminating in one final run. To say I am nervous right now is a bit of an understatement. This … Continue reading Pre Race Jitters and injuries
I have been somewhat hesitant to write about my goals. My guess is that if I put it out there on the internet and then fail to make these goals, maybe I'll feel embarrassed?? That doesn't feel quite right though because I don't feel that I can say that I've failed just by not meeting … Continue reading Last week’s training and Columbus Marathon Goals
Ok so here goes another edition of weekly training logs. This past week was my first taper week in the lead up to the Columbus Marathon. It was everything taper should be: sleeping in, copious amounts of food, and second guessing your training plan. Actually not really on the second guessing crap. The hay is … Continue reading Training log, September 26-October 2