I haven't posted a Fit Tip Friday in awhile, but since I'm back in marathon training again, I thought I might try to start them up again! Today I'm sharing everything I know about the "tempo run." If you're experienced runner, this is nothing earth-shattering, just general information about a tempo workout and why it's useful. What is a tempo run? A tempo run is a faster-paced workout often Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: A Big Week of Training for Grandma’s Marathon 2016!
It's time for my weekly recap of training for Grandma's Marathon 2016! It was a big week in mileage, but still lots of fun. Here's how it all went down: Monday: Easy 5.5 miles with my new running partner Nordica. She had run 22 miles the day before, so she only wanted to do 5.5. After we split, I grabbed Matilda and we did another 2 miles for 7.5 miles total. I had a double run on the schedule, Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Marathon Training Workouts
I have my fair share of experience with marathon training, but I am by no means an expert. I don’t have any certifications or qualifications, other than my own experience to pull from. Despite my lack of real credentials, I figured it was okay for me to share what I know about marathon workouts based on experience. Maybe some of it will be new to you, and hopefully helpful in some way! Common Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: Irish Run 8k
Whew! What a Sunday...as I mentioned in my earlier post today, it was a busy week for running, and I still had more running to do today after that post! Having run 19 miles yesterday, I knew that my legs would be tired today for the Irish Run 8k. On the drive over to St. Paul, I started regretting signing up. A non-running day would have been better for my tired body. The race had a 1:20 Continue Reading