Another week of sheltering-in-place, running solo, working from home, and virtual workouts! This is the new normal, right? Here's how I found 'the right fit' during this crazy time... Monday: 8.5 miles before work, 9 min/mile average. Our vet had told us to wait until Ruth was about a year old to run with her; she'll be 1 year old next month! So I decided to start picking her up at the end Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 2 Weeks Until the Brookings Marathon
Happy Sunday! It was a fun week of training over here for the Brookings Marathon, which is in two weeks. I will be running with my sister Erin to hopefully pace her to a PR! Here's how training went this week: Monday: 7 miles with Christie before work with some strides in there. Discover Strength (strength training class) after work. Tuesday: 3 mile warm-up, 4x(800m with 400m recovery), 400m jog, Continue Reading
My Favorite Running Gear: A Crowd Sourced Series
If you're new here, I'm doing a crowd sourced series of posts featuring your favorite running gear. I’m reaching out to all the runners that I know to share their most favorite running gear; after I’ve shared all the posts, I hope to do one summary of the most popular items from my most “unscientific” survey. (You can catch up on part 1 , part 2 part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6) I’m also Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 16 Weeks Post-Broken Leg
Sixteen weeks post-broken leg: I think it's about time to start counting down to something fun and exciting, right? Hopefully soon! If you’re new to this blog, you can read my story in Runner’s World HERE. This post, this post, and this post are also a great place to catch up. I was an avid marathoner and was well into training for the Antarctica Marathon when I broke my tibia and fibula on a 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
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
Weekly Recap: 8 Weeks Until the Boston Marathon!
The above picture is from a morning run this week...The sun is starting to come out earlier! Spring is on its way :) With spring comes the Boston Marathon. Only 8 weeks to go! When I look forward on my Final Surge schedule, it's a little intimidating. So. Much. Running. I just have to take it one day/one workout at a time. In terms of tune-up races, I am doing the Hot Dash 10 miler on Continue Reading