Last week was a big week of training for Grandma's Marathon 2016! Here's how it went: Monday: Morning run: 2 mile warm-up, 8x300m sprints with 90 second recovery, 2 mile cool down. I was supposed to do the 300m sprints at a 6:55 pace. Considering my goal for the TC 1 Mile was a 6:30 min/mile and 300m is much shorter than a mile, this seemed doable, but at 6 am, it felt pretty hard and I often Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: The TC 1 Mile
This past Thursday, I raced the TC 1 Mile! This is my fifth time running this race; I ran this race in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. In 2014, the race was cancelled due to the weather, otherwise I would have run it then too! Every year, as I nervously wait for the starting gun to go off, I curse this race and say I'll never do it again...why? Because it's hard! It HURTS to go as hard as you Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: The TC 1 Mile!
Last Thursday evening, I ran the TC 1 mile race. I ran this race in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014, the race was cancelled due to the weather. Last week, I ran it my 4th time! Minneapolis Running did a phenomenal recap of the race, sharing the details of Heather Kampf and Garrett Heath's wins for the evening. Definitely go check out that article here (Nice article, Sara!) The race attracts Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: A New Mileage PR!
I have a couple race recaps coming your way- the TC 1 mile and the Citytrail Loppet 10 miler. It was a busy week! But I don't want to get behind, so here's my quick weekly recap of training. Only 5 weeks until Grandma's Marathon. I'm getting excited! Monday: My parents were in town for a visit, so I had the day off of work. That didn't stop me from getting up early to get my miles in! 8 miles Continue Reading