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
Weekly Recap: 8 Weeks Until the Boston Marathon!
The above picture is from a morning run this week...The sun is starting to come out earlier! Spring is on its way :) With spring comes the Boston Marathon. Only 8 weeks to go! When I look forward on my Final Surge schedule, it's a little intimidating. So. Much. Running. I just have to take it one day/one workout at a time. In terms of tune-up races, I am doing the Hot Dash 10 miler on Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 12 Weeks Until the Boston Marathon 2017
Happy Sunday! I'm back as usual with my weekly recap of training for the Boston Marathon. Here goes: Monday: Day off of work- I took advantage of the holiday by sleeping in, lounging on the couch with coffee and a book for a while before finally heading out for my run around 10:30 am. I think I was dreading the workout a bit, as it was my coach's notorious 15-10-10-5 workout. 1 mile to warm-up, Continue Reading
Happy New Year & the 2017 Plank Challenge!
Happy New Year everyone! If you missed it, I shared this post reflecting on running through 2016. Reflecting on the year can be valuable but now it's time to look forward and work towards new goals in 2017! Before I share my weekly recap of training for the Boston Marathon (only 15 weeks to go!), I wanted to let you know that I am hosting a January plank challenge again. I think this is my Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Happy Holidays and 16 Weeks Until the Boston Marathon 2017!
Happy Holidays! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. There are now sixteen weeks until the Boston Marathon. Sixteen weeks is still awhile to go, but training is definitely in full swing. Monday: Short tempo on the treadmill: 2 mile warm-up, 20 minutes at a 7:24 pace (I think that was an 8.1 on the treadmill), 2 mile cool down. 7 miles total, 8:25 min/mile average. Tuesday: Finally warm Continue Reading