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 [...]
Last night I had insomnia and I found myself wanting to blog for the first time in a while. I’m not sure if anyone out there is still reading – but I think moving forward I will blog every now and then, especially after races. After all, I’m not sure if I would still be [...]
I haven’t had much motivation to blog lately. I’m not sure what it is, since this marathon training cycle isn’t more or less exciting than the other ones. I guess I’m a little bored of writing about running. I also don’t have as much time to read other blogs because of my new job, [...]
I can’t imagine running without my Garmin. I’ve had it for over 2 years and it has made marathon training so much easier. I love being able to head out my door without an exact route and hit whatever mileage I need to hit.
However, since I’ve moved to Denver I’m a little less in [...]
Even though I haven’t had a gym membership in 3.5 years, in DC I had access to a small gym at my office. I tended to do my strength training there since it had a wide variety of dumbbell and barbell weights, plus a few machines I liked. I also did a lot of cross-training [...]
Most of my running in Denver has been around a lake by my house (Sloan’s lake). I have a nice 3.5 mile loop that takes me through my neighborhood to the lake.
It’s nice to see the mountains, the water and the wildlife. I’m not crazy about the geese (I feel like they’re going [...]
I finally have a marathon training plan! Can you sense my excitement?? Clearly, I’m a girl that needs some direction in my life.
My coach at Runner’s Edge sent a training plan for my goal race (The Colfax Marathon) with 5 different training levels. They differ by goals and by experience, from wanting to [...]
One of my goals for the year was to join a running club. Not only to meet people, but also because I feel like my running hasn’t improved much lately. After all, my half marathon PR still stands from my first half in 2008 – about a year after I started running!
I researched [...]
After getting injured a few weeks before my first marathon I never thought I would travel for a race. I hated losing the registration money for that marathon plus the Cherry Blossom 10 miler that I had to miss out on a few weeks later. If I traveled for a race, that would be a [...]