Hello there! I'm hoping to make today's post short and sweet. I'm linking up as usual with Jess from Jess Runs ATL for our weekly recap. Details at the end of this post! Monday: Barre at the barre. Still recovering from 26.2 on Saturday. Tuesday: [solidcore] before work with my friend Lindsey, 4 mile run with her after work- so nice to have a friend who does two workouts in one day with you 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: Five Weeks Until the Big Cottonwood Marathon!
Another week of training in the books! I would say it was mostly a successful week. Lots of miles left me very tired each day though, that's for sure. I took naps on both Saturday and Sunday. I'm trying to ensure I'm getting the rest my body needs (which seems to be a lot of rest, ha!) Here's how my training worked out this past week: Monday: My coach's notorious 15-10-10-5 workout. Continue Reading
Friday Five Favorites: Reasons to Love the Track!
Today's Friday Five Favorites is all about the TRACK. Marathon training is about endurance, but speed training is still an important component of a successful plan. Historically, I have usually done my workouts on the same trails on which I do my long runs. But more recently, I have headed to a local track for my shorter speed sessions. And guess what- I'm loving it! There are so many Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Five Weeks Until the London Marathon
FIVE weeks until the London Marathon! Yikes. I have to admit, I'm pretty anxious to get back into real training, especially with the race so close, but my coach is being very conservative. He only wanted me to run every other day this week and always short/easy runs. If I made it through the week running pain-free, he would start to add mileage back to my schedule. So, here's how the past 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
Weekly Recap: Five Weeks Until the Phoenix Marathon
Starting off this post with a gratuitous picture of Matilda the vizsla. You guys said you wanted more, right? Actually, thanks for all your comments on my naysayers post. I am glad that there are people who find value here! And I definitely don't want to discourage commenters from sharing their opinions- I do welcome a 'healthy' debate, I swear. But it felt good to put it all out there and Continue Reading