Can you believe that 2016 is coming to an end? It has been quite the year- some good things, some bad things (cough *the election* cough) but HEY! This is a running blog. Today I'm going to reflect on RUNNING in 2016. I'm linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC to share this Year in Review post. Here goes... I started 2016 deep in training for the Phoenix Marathon. I ran the Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Twin Cities Marathon Weekend!
Hi everyone! Big day in the marathon community, wasn't? I swear, everyone I knew had a race today...even me :) Here's how my week of training went: Monday: 5.25 in the morning with a few friends and then another 5.25 after work with my friend Vicki. I had no reason to do a double other than I wanted to catch up with both groups of friends and running was the best way to do it! Tuesday: Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Back Up and Running!
Hi there! I'm here with my weekly recap; I'm still linking up with Jess from Jess Runs ATL. Join us- details below! So, this week was good because I'm back to running. After a week without it, it felt great to get back to normal. My normal. :) Monday: Easy 4 miles after work around 9:20 min/mile. Yay for running and fall weather! Tuesday: Easy 6 miles before work around 9:20 min/mile. Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Recovering From Big Cottonwood
It's been a week since the Big Cottonwood Marathon. If you missed my recap, you can catch up here! It was a tough marathon, but fortunately I qualified for Boston! I'll register tomorrow (9/19) and will hopefully receive confirmation that I'm in sometime later this week Fingers crossed that 4 minutes and 27 seconds is enough. I always take a full week off of running and this marathon was no Continue Reading
Fit Do Race Reviews: The Big Cottonwood Marathon
Marathon #24- complete! On Saturday, September 10th, I crossed my 24th marathon finish line at the Big Cottonwood Marathon. I ran this race as my last chance BQ (Boston Qualifier). I had a qualifying time from the Phoenix Marathon this past February, but 3:39:26 (or 34 seconds under the qualifying time) would not historically be enough for me to actually get into the race. Since Dustin Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Tapering..and a Marathon!
I often forget to recap the week of my marathon because I'm too caught up in the actual marathon. But reading how the last week went is just as helpful as the rest of the training recaps, right? Here's my weekly recap of THE WEEK of the Big Cottonwood Marathon. Monday: Labor Day. 1 mile warm-up, 3x1 mile at goal marathon pace (8:12) with 2 minute recovery in between each mile, 1 mile cool Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: One Week to Go and Pole Vaulting on Brit’s Rooftop!
Happy Labor day weekend! I hope you have been able to relax and enjoy this last long weekend of summer. Did you run a race? Go on a weekend getaway? Please share! I stayed close to home the whole weekend. Between traveling for my grandma's funeral, Napa, and then a wedding last weekend, we've been gone a lot. I was really looking forward to being home. With the marathon so soon, low-key time Continue Reading