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
I’m Running Grandma’s Marathon 2016!
I am running another marathon in 6 weeks! In 2015, I ran three marathons- the Tokyo Marathon, Grandma’s Marathon, and the Richmond Marathon, in 3:54, 3:42, and 3:40 respectively. After coming very close to qualifying for Boston at Richmond, I ramped back up and raced the Phoenix Marathon at the end of February, where I DID qualify for Boston. But, as many of you know, 34 seconds under the Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: The Anthem Richmond Marathon 2015
Marathon #20: complete! 15 states down, 35 to go (wow, that's a lot more to go- it's going to take a lifetime!) The Richmond Marathon was really great. I think it might be in my top 5 favorite marathons...which would be Tokyo, Twin Cities, St. George Utah, Big Sur, and...Richmond! Actually, it's probably tied with Steamtown in Scranton, PA, but it was definitely a good one. The Richmond Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 7 Weeks Until the Richmond Marathon
I'm behind on my weekly recaps! I know that these recap posts aren't my most popular type of posts, but personally I enjoy writing them. I like reflecting back on my training each week and documenting it all down here. So stick with me please :) September 7-13: Monday: Labor Day! We were at the cabin, so Dustin joined me for my tempo run. I had 2 miles to warm-up, then 6 miles at a tempo Continue Reading
Fits do Race Reviews: Grandma’s Marathon 2015
Marathon #19- complete! I obtained my "Grandma's" experience, an experience that I said every good Minnesota runner needs to have. My Grandma's experience included a torrential downpour, a broken toe, AND a big PR! Let's start at the beginning. We drove up to Duluth on Friday, which is about a 2.5 hour drive from Minneapolis. We stopped along the way in the town of Hinckley, MN for Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Tapering for Grandma’s Marathon 2015!
One week until Grandma's Marathon! Despite the broken toe, despite the less-than-ideal forecast, I'm still so excited! Any other Grandma's runners out there? How are you feeling? Here are some older posts I have written that might help you out this week as we approach Grandma's Marathon day! The Magical Taper Managing Race Morning Marathon Packing List Mental Toughness for the Marathon How Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: A Little Hiccup in my Training…
Last week, I was on a runner's high. It was the peak of my training for Grandma's Marathon. I had run nearly 76 miles (holy smokes!) and was feeling great! Maybe I was temping fate. Maybe you were thinking, "that girl is going to get injured." Well, you were right. Sort of. The week started off good...Let me recap it for you. Monday: 7 miles with my friend Kelly at a decent Continue Reading