This past Monday, I ran the 121st Boston Marathon. This was my 26th marathon, 5 out of 6 of the World Majors, and state #17 on my 50-state goal. It's taken me a bit longer than usual to write this recap. I think it's because it's really hard for me to separate my personal performance from the race as a whole. I worked hard to get to Boston. It took a lot of sweat and tears to Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Ready to Run!
Hello from Boston! As you might know, (hehe) I am here to run the 121st Boston Marathon tomorrow. The energy here is incredible; I have run plenty of big marathons, but this one is different. The town is crawling with fit runners! I mean, really, really fit people. It's kind of intimidating! I'm talking about the 'every day' athlete here but additionally this town is crawling with elite Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Ready for the Boston Marathon 2017
The Boston Marathon is almost here! Marathon Monday. Patriot's Day. April 17, 2017. Boston will be my 26th marathon and 17th U.S. state on my quest to run a marathon in every state. It will also be my second-to-last marathon of the six World Majors (Chicago, Berlin, Tokyo, London, Boston, and New York City.) It is also a victory lap of sorts after finally qualifying (and qualifying by Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 1 Week to Go!
Only one week until the Boston Marathon 2017! Okay, eight days to be exact. It's actually an appropriate time to start stalking the weather forecast. So far, it looks pretty good (high in the mid-50's.) Fingers crossed that it stays that way. The taper is always a challenge for me- I start to feel lazy and slow. I have to remind myself to trust the process. Trust the training. This is my Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: THREE Weeks Until the Boston Marathon!
Guess what arrived this week? My Boston Marathon "runner's passport." Sh*t's getting real. Only three weeks until the race; I'm definitely getting excited. Here's how training went this past week: Monday: 8 mile recovery run at a 9:09 min/mile average pace. Tuesday: Long morning tempo. 2 mile warm-up, 6 miles at a 7:30 pace, 2 mile cool-down. Oh my gosh, it was SO windy. This Continue Reading
A Visit to Detroit and the RRCA Level 1 Coaching Certification
Last Wednesday through Sunday, I was in Detroit, Michigan. The primary purpose of my visit was the RRCA Level 1 Coaching Certification Course. It was also just a fun weekend with my sister Erin, who decided to join me in the course. This post is a recap of our weekend and short summary of what I learned. The Course: The RRCA Level 1 Coaching Certification usually takes two days, but ours Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 5 Weeks Until Boston!
Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'm here with my weekly recap of training for the Boston Marathon- only 5 weeks to go! I'm linking up with Jess at Jess Runs ATL; details below if you want to join us. Here's how my training went last week: Monday: 1 mile warmup, 8 miles at a 7:40 pace, 1 mile cool-down. I did this before work so it was hard to get to that 7:40 Continue Reading