I'm in the final stretch for the London Marathon! So ready for a vacation... Here's how training went this week: Monday: I didn't get up for my morning run and then I was stuck at work until about 7:45 (<-- that is why I run in the morning!) I changed at work and zipped over towards Minnehaha Parkway to start my workout: 2 mile warm-up, 4 miles at a tempo pace of 7:40 and 2 mile Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Two Weeks until London!
I'm a little behind on my week recap! I really enjoy writing these posts, as they give me a chance to reflect back on my training each week. It allows me to see patterns that are working or not working while keeping me accountable. Time to get caught up! Monday: Tempo workout after work: 2 mile warm-up, 4 miles at tempo pace of 7:45, 1 mile cool-down. 7 miles total. Tuesday: 5.5 mile recovery Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Three Weeks Until the London Marathon!
Three weeks until the London Marathon! This will be my 3rd international marathon (Berlin, Tokyo, now London), my 4th World Major (Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, London) and my 22nd marathon overall! I'm even more excited as my running is starting to feel back to normal. It definitely has not been as intense as it was for the Phoenix Marathon, but at least I'm training again. My new goal for the Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: The London Marathon is Drawing Near!
I'm getting really excited for the London Marathon! We are sorting through the rest of our plans too, which include a short tour of Scotland. Can't wait! As for training for the London Marathon? I wouldn't say I'm quite as excited about how that's going....read on to understand. Monday: I ran with the Calhoun Beach Running Club after work. It was my first workout since Phoenix, which Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Five Weeks Until the London Marathon
FIVE weeks until the London Marathon! Yikes. I have to admit, I'm pretty anxious to get back into real training, especially with the race so close, but my coach is being very conservative. He only wanted me to run every other day this week and always short/easy runs. If I made it through the week running pain-free, he would start to add mileage back to my schedule. So, here's how the past Continue Reading
Six Weeks Until the London Marathon & The Unveiling of The Mural!
As I shared in last week's recap, I have been sidelined a bit by injury but am still feeling hopeful for the London Marathon in 6 weeks. I am fortunate that my injury is pretty minor; just a level 1 stress "reaction", which is basically a bruised bone, not a fracture. The recovery is usually fast; I took this entire week off of running and am feeling back to 100%! I spent the past week Continue Reading