A few weeks ago marked my 8th year as a runner and this past Tuesday was the 7 year anniversary of my first ever half marathon. I've talked a little about my entry into running in some of my early blog posts. It was super simple: I laced up an old pair of cross trainers … Continue reading 8 years
A marathon! Surprise! It's actually a surprise even to me if I'm being completely honest. I have run 3 total organized events in 2018 which is fairly rare for me looking at my history of racing about once or twice a month (or more) in most years. I consciously made an effort last year to … Continue reading Hey, What are you Training for?!?
It's surreal to me that less than 48 hours ago, I was on a beautiful stretch of single track, trying to keep Leighanna at a good moving pace by singing Drake to her (and making her sing it back to me) And that about sums up how Burning River went for me-just fucking fun. I … Continue reading Burning River 100 Pacing/Crewing Race Report
I think I'm going to call it a day and say that my training to pace my longtime BRF Leighanna at Burning River 100 is finished! I started training in early June after just coming off a typical for me training cycle (last minute race decisions, large increases in mileage, fast long runs, no rest … Continue reading #Pacertraining Week In Review
This was by far the best week for running I've had in quite some time. It's like everything just clicked once I decided to run the Cleveland Half. The fact that my long runs have felt so great really underscores the idea that I am just meant for longer distances. It's clear to me when … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon Training Week in Review
As I mentioned last week, I started the week with a really nasty case of strep throat. I haven't felt that poorly since I had the flu in 2012. I rarely get sick but wow, this really took me down for a few days. I called off of work (for the 3rd time in 11 … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-week 7 recap
After a few years of exclusively hanging in the marathon and ultra world, training for a 5k is like being in a whole different sport. Instead of long slow distance (with lots of snacks and walk breaks), my focus is now on shorter miles and speed work. This is fairly foreign for me. Sure I … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 1
Stage 1: Anticipation. This is probably the most fun of all of the stages. You're still so innocent at this point. There is a freshness and a readiness to take on the following day's challenge. Is it going to involve something you're really good at? Maybe some running? Could be an AMRAP, an EMOM or … Continue reading The 8 Stages of WOD Acceptance
As the title states, this is a recap of the half marathon I ran last weekend. And yep, I was registered and trained for the marathon, but ended up completing just the half. Side note, saying "just the half" sounds ridiculous. It's not "just" anything. It's 13 + freaking miles (14 in our case.....wrong turn.) … Continue reading Run With Scissors Half Marathon Race Recap
Here I am, in taper land again. It's odd because this training has been so abbreviated. I really didn't decide to even run this race until early September which gave me about a 6 week time frame to train with a two week taper. In looking back over my last 14 months of training, this … Continue reading Week in Review….Marathon taper?