We last left off with me finishing the 8k on Saturday. After the race, Liam and I headed home for a day packed with lots of fun including a fairy festival (yes, you read that correctly) and a dinner and ice cream date with my dad. It did feel a bit odd to be packing … Continue reading Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon-Half Marathon Recap
First I want to say, what a weekend! Basically a non stop whirlwind of running and celebrating. I am so lucky that I was able to participate this year as an ambassador. It's a role that I was thrilled to step in to but little did I know that I'd gain some really great friends … Continue reading Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon-8k Recap
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
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
Putting into words what happened this weekend is going to be a challenge. In it's most simple form, I ran around a 1 mile loop 63 times. 32 miles further than my longest run ever. I dislike the words "epic" and "journey" when it comes to describing experiences but those are the words that most … Continue reading O24 Recap
I skipped last weeks review because frankly, it was kind of boring. I ran a little, rested a lot and had a great freaking time. Week 1 of taper, I ran 4 days and cut my mileage down to 27 miles. Week 2 of taper, I ran 4 days and cut my mileage further down … Continue reading Week(s) In Review-24 hour Race Tapering
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
You guys, only a few more weeks until the 40th Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon!! Read on for some of my favorite aspects of the race. Keep reading until the end for information on a giveaway!! It’s no secret that I’m a fan of this race. I was a spectator for my sister starting in 2011 … Continue reading #RunCle40! Why Do I Love This Race?! My Top 7 Reasons!
I did it! I peaked for O24! I safely made it to 54 miles per week with no injuries beyond a little post long run quad soreness that subsides within 24 hours or so. I trained as smart as I possibly could-10% increases in mileage per week, cut back weeks and rest days, quality over … Continue reading Week In Review: Peak Week Edition!!