When I registered for the Denver Rock n Roll Half, it was going to be my A race for the fall. But with a bad spring marathon, training burnout, an injury and a focus on other non-running related things in my life, that plan fell to the wayside. While it has been nice to not [...]
The last few months have changed my feelings about running. I still love to run. I love waking up and being outside and getting the post-run feeling of accomplishment.
But I’m not so sure how I feel about races.
I put a lot of time and effort into the Colfax marathon training cycle. I was [...]
After finishing a race, most people think about what their next big goal would be. My IT band injury forced me to slow down and take a breather from running and triathlons. Not only did I drop out of the Charlevoix Marathon, I also dropped out of the Boulder 70.3. Normally I would be upset [...]
I’m sad to report that marathon #3 ended up being a disaster, and a personal worst time for me.
I was so ready for this race. Unfortunately, my stomach had other plans for me.
My first 5 miles I felt amazing. My pace felt easy and my mind was calm. We started with [...]
I’m writing this post exactly 19 days before my third marathon, but I’m not publishing this until race day. I didn’t realize this until I took a blogging hiatus, but writing too much about my training added unnecessary extra pressure on race day. The funny thing is that I’m sure anyone reading this doesn’t really [...]
I mentioned that during the period of my life known as “moving hell” I did not work out much AT ALL. I really hate feeling so out of shape. I miss my 8-10 hour workout weeks. But I’m not stupid enough to go from a week of no workouts straight back into high intensity [...]
While most people made new year’s resolutions last week, the change from 2011 to 2012 is not as momentous to me as the change from DC to Denver. (By the time you are reading this, we’ll be on the road!). Here are some goals I have for the upcoming year in my new town.
Remember after the Chicago Marathon I said I wanted to do some low-pressure, fun races? Then remember how I instead spent my weekends drinking too much and sleeping too little?
Well, I finally registered for some races. In fact, I’ll be ending 2011 with a bang with 4 races in a row. Here is [...]
Are you sick of me talking about Chicago yet? Well I’m sick of thinking about it. My next post about it will hopefully be the race recap and then we can all move on with our lives, deal?
This entire week I’ve been a bundle of nerves and excitement. I distinctly remember last year during [...]
The end of August has meant gorgeous weather around these parts. It’s almost cool enough in the mornings to bike to work in my work clothes (no sweat).
August was a busy month for me. I was out 3 out of 4 weekends (wedding, camping, wedding). I didn’t quite make my goals for the month: