After a whirlwind day Saturday (8k race in the morning-swimming lessons-graduation party-driving over 100 miles-solo parenting-collapsing in bed exhausted at 8pm), I woke up Sunday morning with that feeling of just being ready to get the race over with. I had gotten a good night of sleep but knew that I had another long day … Continue reading Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon 1/2 Marathon Recap
Saturday morning began with a relatively late wake up call of 6am. I had pre packed everything the night before which was clutch because this race wasn't a solo endeavor. Nope, I'd be pushing 40 pounds of stroller and 30 pounds of human through the potholes of Cleveland for this one. Due to my husband … Continue reading Rite Aid Cleveland 8k Recap
Last week I reduced my running in preparation for the Rite Aid Cleveland 8k and Half Marathon. I only ran twice (out of 3 total planned runs) and cut my mileage pretty significantly. I've talked before about my struggle with resting/recovering but I think I took it to a new level these last few weeks. … Continue reading Week in review-taper time!!
Ok and just like that, peak weak has come and gone. And if there was ever a great peak, this was it. You know that feeling when your legs are primed and your mental game is strong? That was me. Yes its a short short short training cycle but the positive side is that I … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon-Peak Week In Review!
This was by far the best week for running I've had in quite some time. It's like everything just clicked once I decided to run the Cleveland Half. The fact that my long runs have felt so great really underscores the idea that I am just meant for longer distances. It's clear to me when … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon Training Week in Review
As I wrote about last week, I decided to give half marathon training a whirl and dive into the Cleveland Half Marathon next month. If you've read my blog for a while, you know that I love the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon for a number of reasons! I've participated in it as both a spectator … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon Training Update…..And a Giveaway!!!
Wait what....does that title say 1/2 marathon?! Yep, it certainly does! If you know me, you know distance is my thing. I tried to be a little speedy for a bit and it didn't work out that well (exhibit A: last several weeks worth of training logs.) I was enjoying my training overall but just … Continue reading Cleveland 1/2 Marathon Training Update
As I've shared in my last few posts, my father in law has been battling a serious illness for the last few weeks. He died peacefully yesterday morning, closing a chapter in our lives that will for me, forever be remembered by great conversations around my dining room table, visits to the car show, and … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training and Life Updates
Well, week 6 is where the wheels started to fall off. I knew that it was inevitable at some point in training; that life would happen and I wouldn't be able to fit it all in. This was definitely the week for that! My father in law is critically ill at the moment and in … Continue reading Cleveland 5K Training-Week 6 Recap
Week 5 brought a little decrease in mileage, and some really beautiful hilly runs. I've been sticking to my plan of 2 two-a-day workouts with one full day of rest. I'm enjoying the shorter long runs though I always feel as if I have some gas left in the tank at the end which is … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 5 Recap