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
Last we left off, I was a few days post race and planning on heading out for 30-40 minutes of easy effort running. I met up with Amy at the gym on Thursday morning. I had hoped to run outside but with chilly temps and rain, the gym sounded way more appealing. In hindsight it … Continue reading Reverse Taper Week 1
So today is Wednesday-a little over 72 hours since I stopped running. I feel fantastic. I have no lingering soreness or DOMS at this point. Sunday morning, I returned to my house around 4ish am (this is just a guess as I totally lost track of time.) Amy helped me to get into my house … Continue reading O24-the logistics and recovery
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
Well, I completed my 2nd marathon in 13 days (number 4 overall) which unofficially makes me a Marathon Maniac!! The Marathon Maniac goal was always something I had in the back of my mind as a goal that might be fun to work towards. When long time BRF Amy decided to train for Running With … Continue reading Run With Scissors Marathon Recap
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!