Throughout the year, I consistently shared my weekly recaps of training. But it's also fun at the end of a year to reflect on the year as a 'whole.' So much more happened than I realized: four full marathons, many shorter races from 1 mile and up, lots of travel and adventure; quite a year! So I figured I would share a YEAR recap; I hope you enjoy this long (and a bit self-indulgent) post, 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
Fits Do Race Recaps: The 121st Boston Marathon.
This past Monday, I ran the 121st Boston Marathon. This was my 26th marathon, 5 out of 6 of the World Majors, and state #17 on my 50-state goal. It's taken me a bit longer than usual to write this recap. I think it's because it's really hard for me to separate my personal performance from the race as a whole. I worked hard to get to Boston. It took a lot of sweat and tears to Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Ready to Run!
Hello from Boston! As you might know, (hehe) I am here to run the 121st Boston Marathon tomorrow. The energy here is incredible; I have run plenty of big marathons, but this one is different. The town is crawling with fit runners! I mean, really, really fit people. It's kind of intimidating! I'm talking about the 'every day' athlete here but additionally this town is crawling with elite Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Ready for the Boston Marathon 2017
The Boston Marathon is almost here! Marathon Monday. Patriot's Day. April 17, 2017. Boston will be my 26th marathon and 17th U.S. state on my quest to run a marathon in every state. It will also be my second-to-last marathon of the six World Majors (Chicago, Berlin, Tokyo, London, Boston, and New York City.) It is also a victory lap of sorts after finally qualifying (and qualifying by Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 1 Week to Go!
Only one week until the Boston Marathon 2017! Okay, eight days to be exact. It's actually an appropriate time to start stalking the weather forecast. So far, it looks pretty good (high in the mid-50's.) Fingers crossed that it stays that way. The taper is always a challenge for me- I start to feel lazy and slow. I have to remind myself to trust the process. Trust the training. This is my Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: THREE Weeks Until the Boston Marathon!
Guess what arrived this week? My Boston Marathon "runner's passport." Sh*t's getting real. Only three weeks until the race; I'm definitely getting excited. Here's how training went this past week: Monday: 8 mile recovery run at a 9:09 min/mile average pace. Tuesday: Long morning tempo. 2 mile warm-up, 6 miles at a 7:30 pace, 2 mile cool-down. Oh my gosh, it was SO windy. This Continue Reading