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 [...]
It looks like I will NOT be running the Charlevoix Marathon after all.
I’ve certainly learned a lesson here – my body can’t always do what I want it to do. Sometimes it gets hurt and sometimes it needs to recover. Next time (although hopefully there won’t be a next time) I’ll give it [...]
A few months ago, I started reading the Thrive cookbook by vegan Ironman Brandon Brazier. It’s a really great cookbook with some delicious vegan recipes. Coincidentally Vega Sport, which is Brazier’s line of products, contacted me around that time to review their Sports Performance System.* I received a package from Vega filled with gels, bars [...]
This is the second stretch of time in the last two years that I have no training plan whatsoever. The difference between now and last year when I took a break is that I knew the break was temporary and that 2011 would be full of big races. And it was – a half marathon, [...]
I know I’ve been quiet over here. I’ve been taking the week to recover from the marathon and clear my head. Workouts
I took Monday through Wednesday off completely from working out. I did do a bit of walking around Denver. Thankfully, I wasn’t quite as sore as I was last year post-race (when I [...]
As expected, the weekend was both crazy and amazing. The bride was beautiful.
The couple was happy.
We ate, we danced, we drank (a lot).
It was basically go-go-go from 3 pm Friday until last night at 8:30 pm when Neil and I plopped on the couch.
I usually am burnt out [...]
My favorite night-before-a-long-run meal
+ lots of fuel
+a new book on tape
= a successful 22 mile run.
Like all my runs lately, the first miles start off slow and I finished strong. I was excited because this is the longest [...]
Sunday night I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I could not believe how sore my quads were! I wasn’t sore after my 20 mile training run, so the fact that it was so painful took me by surprise. I took a sick day on Monday and [...]