I love to end my year with a bit of reflection in all area's of life. I strongly believe in looking back at what went well as well as areas to improve upon. With respect to the running portion of my life, overall I would say that 2016 was a great year. It absolutely did … Continue reading 2016 Year in Review
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
I really enjoy reading the training logs of others. It's a bit like eavesdropping on someone's personal conversation and I like being able to compare and contrast other's training against my own. I also feel like it can enhance my own training and gives me ideas for new workouts that I can use later. Right … Continue reading Training log, week of September 19-25
As distance runners, we often talk at length about our long runs. No other run inspires as much passion, anxiety, preparation or recovery as the long run. We build entire training plans around them. We obsess over this run more then any other run. We make plans weeks in advance. We go to bed early … Continue reading The Long Run