Another weekend, another race. I really didn't think through my training plan when I committed to 3 races within 4 weeks. When I signed up for Doan Creek, way back in February, it seemed so far off and distant that I kind of put it out of my mind. So when it popped up on … Continue reading Doan Creek 25k Race Recap
Two races in two weeks? Say what?! The Northern Ohio 1/2 marathon was not on the schedule whatsoever. What was planned was an 18 miler that I wasn't sure how I was going to fit in due to family obligations on Saturday and a general lack of enthusiasm about possibly having to run it mid … Continue reading Northern Ohio 1/2 Marathon Recap
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??
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
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'm at the last little bit of training before my first "A" race of the season. I'm continuing to taper and the big day is in 4 days! Over the years, I have become fairly "good" I'd like to believe at tapering. I don't suffer from the taper crazies in the same way I did … Continue reading Signs You May Be Going Crazy. Or Just Tapering