Another week of training for the Antarctica Marathon is complete! Let me share how things went: Monday: 8.5 miles after work. I tried my best to pick up the pace for some of it, but struggled due to to...well, due to everything I think! The snow, the weather, tired legs from two consecutive 60 mile weeks. I had a tempo workout on the schedule but I didn't hit the paces. I did what I could. Winter Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 10 Weeks Until the Boston Marathon & a Trip to Big Sky!
Wow, only 10 weeks until the Boston Marathon! Training is flying by. This week was a huge cutback week as I went on a ski trip to Montana with my sister, her husband, her husband's sister and husband, and Dustin, of course. It was a blast, but we didn't squeeze in a ton of running. Here's how it all worked out: Monday: 7 miles easy with my friend Christie before work, 9:05 min/mile Continue Reading
Fits on the Road: Park City and Snowbird!
I’m back with more Fits on the Road from Park City, Utah! After Susie’s and my short high-altitude-holy-cow- am-I-out-of shape run, we were showered and ready to ski by 9 am. Our condo was very close to Park City Mountain Resort, so we decided to check out that resort on the first day. The really nice thing about Park City, Utah is that there are a TON of resorts very close to each other- Park Continue Reading
Fitting Debates: Skiing vs. Snowboarding
By Laurie (in KC) So which is a better workout...snowboarding or skiing?? I'm sure there are many of you on each side of the debate! Last week, Jess pondered on Facebook whether skiing or snowboarding burned more calories. On our most recent trip to Big Sky, this was also a topic of discussion. Both Jess and her husband snowboard, while my husband and I ski. We were on opposite sides of the Continue Reading
Fresh New Fit: Snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park
Hello readers, we're back! Laurie and I both returned to our respective cities today (Kansas City and Minneapolis) after a wonderful ski trip in Big Sky, Montana. We had three days of skiing (snowboarding for Dusters and me, skiing for LL and her husband) on the mountain, split up by a day touring Yellowstone National Park via snowmobile. Back to the snowmobile tour. In the winter, regular cars Continue Reading
Failed Fit? Snowboarding in the Midwest…
By Cool J in MinneapolisHi readers! How was your weekend? Mine is still continuing on, as I have off of work tomorrow for President's Day. Woo-hoo!Weekly recap?Lots of running here.Monday- morning run with Abby and KellyTuesday- morning run with Abby and KellyWednesday- complete rest day. I had planned to go to kettlebells, but got stuck at work. Failed fit!Thursday- Valentine's Day morning tempo Continue Reading
Fresh New Fit: Snowboarding and Skiing
By: Cool JLL and I spent 3 full days on the mountains of Big Sky, Montana. It was a lot of fun, but also definitely a "fresh new" fitness endeavor.We both agreed that on an easy run, it's more physically challenging (and in our opinion, you burn more calories) when you are a beginner. LL took a few semi-private lessons with a professional to work on her skills. I'm sure the repetition of the Continue Reading