Happy Sunday! I'm here with my weekly recap of training for the Houston Marathon, which is coming up in just two short weeks! (P.S. the pic above is courtesy of the talented Ami Koch Photography!) (another P.S. If you missed it, be sure to check out my recap of all 2018 HERE!) Here's how training went this past week: Monday: New Year's Eve! I did have to work, but was done a bit early. Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 5 Weeks Until the Antarctica Marathon
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: 14 Weeks Until the New York City Marathon, a.k.a. My First Week in India
Hello from the tail-end of my first week in Mumbai! I feel like I have so much to share, but I don't want this post to be a novel. I'm going to try to focus on just my marathon training, and save more travel/India information for separate posts. (Actually I started writing this on Sunday night and literally fell asleep at my computer, so I'm finishing it up now on Monday night, beginning Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 9 Weeks Until Boston!
Is winter coming to an end? I sure hope so! I'm ready for spring...and for the Boston Marathon in nine weeks! Here's my recap of marathon training: Monday: Still in Big Sky. Dustin and I ran 7 hilly miles outside before hitting the slopes one last time (about 9:10 min/mile.) Tuesday: Our flight from Bozeman to Minneapolis was at 5:45 am- eeks! After we returned home, I crashed for a few Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 12 Weeks Until the Boston Marathon 2017
Happy Sunday! I'm back as usual with my weekly recap of training for the Boston Marathon. Here goes: Monday: Day off of work- I took advantage of the holiday by sleeping in, lounging on the couch with coffee and a book for a while before finally heading out for my run around 10:30 am. I think I was dreading the workout a bit, as it was my coach's notorious 15-10-10-5 workout. 1 mile to warm-up, Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: How We Chose Our Treadmill.
After many years of wishing for one, we finally purchased a treadmill! Hallelujah! . It's my new best friend (after Matilda, of course.) We are going to be spending a lot of time together, this treadmill and me. And so far, so good! No one to hover over my shoulder waiting for their turn, no reset at 60 minutes. No need to pack a bag and drive to the gym. Nope! Just walk down a few Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Not the best start to Boston training…
Well, not a very exciting week to recap. It was a bit of a bust. I know that this post is going to sound a little dramatic; I apologize in advance. There are people with real problems in the world; mine are trivial. But alas. It was supposed to be my first official week of Boston training. I'm back with my coach Antonio; I thought I was ready and psyched to do the work! But unfortunately, Continue Reading