My friend and EpiqX coach Martin recently shared this quote with me: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle In came up in a conversation we had about consistency and later a blog post. If you have a few minutes, read this powerful and raw take … Continue reading Consistency + Week in Review
I'm not following a traditional training plan. I actually have no training plan per se. I would not recommend this to the average person training for a marathon. But with myself, I am willing to not follow the rules as much. I mentioned in my last post that the framework for this marathon buildup is … Continue reading Week in Review-RWS Marathon Training, week 1
I've been neglecting my poor little blog! I completely missed posting the last few weeks of training. Between general life stressors, being in the thick of the "sandwich generation" and some avoidance of adulting, I haven't posted any training at all in the last few weeks. I've been running which is definitely a plus and … Continue reading Week in Review: Procrastination Edition
One year in!! Such a cliche, but wow that went by fast!! It's been a great year for running and fitness all around. I've accomplished many long time goals (becoming a Marathon Maniac) and some that seemed impossible (running 100k at O24 certainly seemed like an impossible goal!) I've fallen short in some ways. For … Continue reading One Year of Blogging!
Ahhh, good old fashioned training logs! I've mentioned before that I've kept a log of all my running and other fitness activities in a note in my phone. I started doing this in mid 2014, a full 4 years after I started running. I'm not sure why it took me that long...perhaps it coincided with … Continue reading Week in Review-My Shoulders Hate me and My Legs Love Me
I did it! I successfully ran without pain or without triggering any sort of nerve activity!! I received the go ahead during my appointment Friday from my PT Amory, to begin running again. We came up with a plan of how to approach running roads, running trails, and a general guide of how to return … Continue reading I’m Back……Where to go from Here??
Hey there! I am trying to figure out a way to do my week in review posts now that I'm not running. With running, it's always pretty easy and straight forward to jot down my mileage, pace, and perceived effort plus any random thoughts. With my current fitness regimen, it's a bit tougher. The workouts … Continue reading Week in Review-Missing Running and Dealing with Changing Expectations
The last week of training was a definite uptick in mileage which is a good sign at two weeks post race. In a nutshell, I am recovering, reverse tapering, peaking, tapering and racing again. That's a lot!! All things considered it's going pretty well. I feel good and have no signs of overtraining; no fatigue, … Continue reading Week in Review + Let’s Get Serious For a Minute
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
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