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
Made it through another week! As I mentioned in my last post, I am taking each workout one at a time. I've found that when I give myself the flexibility to bail if needed, I am more than likely to make it work. It's a kind of reverse psychology thing with me: If I don't … Continue reading Cleveland 5k -Week 4 Recap!
Week 3 is in the books!! This was the first week where I really questioned if I'd be able to fit it all in. As I've written about previously, I plan to maintain 5 strength workouts per week which means that I have several two a days and/or I may not have a rest day … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 3 Recap
Week 2 of training went exactly as planned....somehow! Going into this training cycle, I really had to commit to digesting it one run at a time. After my last race in October of 2017, I decided to put all of my focus on strength training which I've fallen in love with-very obvious if you are … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 2
Can you believe we are already over a week into 2018?? I feel like just yesterday, I was writing my 2016 recap! This year has really not turned out how I predicted and planned, and I am ok with that. Initially, I thought I would complete several big races: O24, Mohican Marathon, BT50k and Burning River … Continue reading Reflections on 2017 and Year in Review
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!