This past Sunday, I completed my 33rd full marathon, the Monumental Indianapolis Marathon. For a full list of my previous 32 marathons, check out this page. This was my 22nd state in my quest to run a marathon in every state, and my 2nd fastest marathon ever. This post will share details on my personal performance as well as the race in general. If there are any details I missed that you'd Continue Reading
One Week Until the Indianapolis Marathon!
Just one week to go until the Indianapolis Marathon! I've been counting down the weeks to the Indianapolis for quite a while now. Though this will be my fourth marathon of 2019, (Houston, Antarctica, Brookings), it's the first one where I feel like I might be close to where I was pre-broken leg. My goal is to break 3:35, though I think I would be happy with anything in the 3:3X zone. I've put Continue Reading
Three Weeks Until the Indianapolis Marathon!
I made it through the biggest week of marathon training for Indianapolis- woohoo! I'm really excited for marathon 33 (state #23) in three weeks! My coach doesn't have me step back too much yet; I still have an 18 mile long run next weekend. But the overall intensity and mileage are on the decrease over the next three weeks. Taper time! Here's how training went this past week! Monday: 8 Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Four Weeks Until the Indianapolis Marathon
The theme of this week was definitely run commuting! Every one of my weekday runs was a run commute. I've mentioned it before, but the only reason it works so well for me is because my husband works in the same building as me in downtown Minneapolis. I am able to stash all my stuff (work clothes, work bag/laptop) in his car the night before. Then I don't have to carry anything while running. I Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 7 Weeks Until the Indianapolis Marathon
7 weeks until my 33rd marathon and 22nd state! Training was pretty intense this week, but fortunately my bronchitis is gone and my strained pec muscle is almost healed. First things first, check out the guest post my younger sister Laurie wrote about her first experience with a running coach and hitting her goal at the City of Lakes half marathon! Read more HERE. Other big news of the week Continue Reading
9 Weeks Until the Indianapolis Marathon
Weekly recap time! I'm linking up with Kimberly and Deborah for their weekly wrap, details at the end of this post. Here's how my training for the Indianapolis marathon went this past week! Monday: Victory Labor Day 10k! 3 mile warm-up, 10k, 1 mile cool down. 10.2 miles on the day. Race splits: 7:25, 7:20, 7:37, 7:18, 7:30, 7:13. Finish Time: 46:05. I was really happy with this Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 17 Weeks Until the Indianapolis Marathon
Well, this was a bit of an interesting week in training due to my work trip/offsite meeting in Montauk. Here's how things went: Monday: I was up and running before 5 am to fit in 6 miles before my uber picked me up to head to the airport. I flew into LGA; the drive from the airport to our hotel (Guerney's on Star Island in Montauk) was about 3 hours. We arrived in time to check-in and shower Continue Reading