Last Saturday, I ran my 27th marathon, the 41st running of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN. This was my 3rd time running Grandma’s. I ran it in 2015. It was a downpour that year, but the rain kept us cool. I set a 13 minute PR! In 2016, I ran it again and it was a bust- red flag situation, super hot, not great. I ran a 3:49- a painful 3:49. Why did I run it again? Well, it's still a great Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Grandma’s Race Week!
Hi all! I'm here as usual with my weekly recap. This week? Race week! I’ll be honest, I was forecast stalking all week. I have three different weather apps on my phone: Dark Sky, Weather Channel, and AccuWeather. I knew it was going to be a warm day, but I was hoping that it might rain on us to keep us cool...Spoiler alert: it was a hot and humid one in Duluth! Since I wasn’t racing the Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Tips for the Marathon Taper
(With Grandma's Marathon this weekend, I thought it was a good idea to re-visit an older post about the taper!) The taper: that magical place when you sit back and enjoy all this extra free time and relish in all your hard work over the past 18 weeks… You're probably thinking, "Magical? No way. The taper sucks!" Why does the taper suck? You start second guessing all of your Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Three Weeks Until Grandma’s Marathon
Three weeks until Grandma’s Marathon... If you’re catching up, I trained hard for the Boston Marathon 6 weeks ago and am now getting ready to pace my sister Erin in Duluth in a few weeks. Her goal is a 4:15, or a 9:40-9:45 min/mile. My recovery since Boston hasn’t been awesome- between a concussion that kept me out of running for a week and now being plagued by some annoying aches and Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 7 Weeks Until Grandma’s Marathon with my Sister!
Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great weekend and bloggers, I hope you join Jess and my link-up, details at the end of this post. I'm still in recovery mode from Boston, but I'm slowly building back some mileage to prepare to pace my sister Erin at Grandma's Marathon in 7 weeks. Her goal is somewhere around 4:15-4:20 and her training has been going very well. I hope to help her achieve this Continue Reading
Right Fits Interview with My Sister Erin!
I mentioned in this post that after Boston, my next running adventure will be pacing my sister Erin again. If you've been reading for awhile, you'll remember when I ran Twin Cities Marathon with her. It was so much fun for both of us, so when she told me she wanted to run Grandma's this year I was all on-board to run with her again! With that said, I thought it would be fun for you guys to get Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Running Through 2016
Can you believe that 2016 is coming to an end? It has been quite the year- some good things, some bad things (cough *the election* cough) but HEY! This is a running blog. Today I'm going to reflect on RUNNING in 2016. I'm linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC to share this Year in Review post. Here goes... I started 2016 deep in training for the Phoenix Marathon. I ran the Continue Reading