Welcome to July! I can't believe it's here already. First, a quick housekeeping note: I'm hosting a link-up all summer for runners to share their all time favorite apparel/gear. I'd really love some of you fellow bloggers to link-up and share yours. Just add it to the link-up on here whenever you write one! By the end of the summer, we'll have a fantastic list of crowd-sourced favorites! On Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Fall Running!
I just love fall in the Twin Cities; October is my favorite month of the year! With the Twin Cities marathon on October 9th (next Sunday!), my birthday on the 14th, and our wedding anniversary on October 18th, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate...as well as great running weather, right? Though its darker in the morning, the weather has been wonderful. It's amazing how much better running Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: A Hot Mess…
This past week was a bit of a bust...Every training cycle has its highs and lows. I'd classify this past week as a "low." I didn't have any runs where I felt strong and my paces were so far off of where they should be. I know that it was the heat and humidity; of course it was...But it was still hard. I still love running...I just am feeling a little disheartened with my runs this Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Big Cottonwood Training
Training for Big Cottonwood is up and running! I am back up to the high mileage again and excited to see what I can do at the Big Cottonwood Marathon. Here's how my training went this past week: Monday: The same workout as last week at the cabin, but this time I did it in Minneapolis before work- much easier on flat roads! 2 mile warm-up, 6x1200m at a 7:30 pace with 1 minute recovery, 2 Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Happy Fourth of July!
I hope you are enjoying a long holiday weekend. Did you run a 4th of July race? Please share! I ran a 5k on Saturday, but no race today (the actual 4th.) I did attempt my first hard workout today since Grandma's on the hills of the cabin roads. Killer. So, I'm here with my regular weekly recap of training for....not sure yet! I am leaning towards Big Cottonwood in Utah. I have thought about Continue Reading