I have a special guest post today from my younger sister Laurie, all about training for the City of Lakes half marathon after having her second baby, and using a coach (yours truly!) for the first time. Enjoy! Don’t let anyone lead you to believe that training for a half marathon post-baby is easy. I’ve gone through it two times - doing it two different ways - and both had their unique Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 8 Weeks Until the New York City Marathon
Happy Sunday! I'm here with my weekly recap of training for the New York City Marathon. Only 8 weeks to go! Jess and I are hosting our normal weekly link-up; details at the end of this post. I am also linking up with Courtney and HoHo Runs/Mississippi Piddlin, who host similar link-ups. Check them out! Monday: The Victory Labor Day 10k. After a 73 mile week last week, I didn't have high Continue Reading
Guest Post: Key West Half Marathon Review
As some of you may know, I have four sisters, most of whom love to run just as much as me. My sister Erin, who I paced for the Twin Cities Marathon in 2016 (this post) also recently turned 40. We celebrated with all the sisters (and husbands) in Napa this past August (this post & this post) but 40 is a monumental birthday so Erin kept the celebration going! She went to Key West to run a half Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: The Hot Cider Hustle Half Marathon
As I mentioned in my weekly recap, I ran the Hot Cider Hustle Half Marathon last Saturday, October 22nd with my friend Vicki. I wasn't racing it for me, but rather paced/ran with her. Her previous PR was a 2:04 and her goal was to run under 2 hours. 13.1 miles would be the longest I had run since the Twin Cities Marathon when I paced my sister, but I had such a great experience with that, that I Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Our Anniversary, a Hot Cider Half Marathon, & Taylors Falls!
What a beautiful October week! It was a busy one, so I didn't have as much time to write here at The Right Fits as I would have liked. But as always, I'm here with my weekly recap and I am linking up again with Jess at Jess Runs ATL (who is running the Richmond Marathon in 3 weeks!) Join our link-up. Details below. Monday: Easy 4 mile run with Matilda after work. So dark.... Tuesday: 7 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
Fits do Race Reviews: The Securian Winter Half Marathon
On Saturday, January 30th, I ran the Securian Winter Run half-marathon. There is also a 5k and 10k race, and all of the races are part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Participating in one of the races is often touted as a way to "earn your bragging rights" for running in the dead of winter in Minnesota! "Embrace the frozen tundra that we call home, while enjoying the charm of St. Paul and the Continue Reading