I have so many feelings about September 2018. It had some serious highs and some major lows. It started off on a high note with my best friend completing her first olympic triathlon and winning her age group, then a half marathon PR for me a week later, hit a low when a running friend … Continue reading September 2018 Training Recap
One of my worst habits prior to races is checking the weather forecast incessantly for days... even weeks... before the race. I do this even though I live in Michigan and I know that the weather is likely to change about 800 times from the first time I look until race day. The forecast for … Continue reading Race Recap: Bruckelaufe 5k 2018
I have followed different training plans for each one of my marathons. For the first three marathons that I have run I have done some sort of hybrid of multiple plans or I have adjusted the plans according to my progress. I suffered some sort of injury for my first three marathons. Knock on wood... … Continue reading Marathon Training: The good, the bad, the ugly.
This weekend I did two things I had never done before: ran as part of a relay team and ran a race in a tutu. The Capital City River Run was not really on my radar this year, since I had already planned to run a half marathon at Run For Your Heart and I … Continue reading Race Recap: Capital City River Run Half Marathon Relay 2018
2018 is my 10th year of running. It was in January of 2018 that my friend Heather first suggested running as a way to get healthy and fit. It started as part of my workout routine and a way to lose weight. It was a way to pass time between classes. We made a goal … Continue reading Keeping It Real: From the past, to the present, to the future… running goals.
August and September are peak training months leading up to my marathon. I feel really good about my training this season. It was a tough month for hot and humid weather, but I discovered night time running that I can fit into my schedule without feeling exhausted, and really found my groove this month. Let's … Continue reading August 2018 Training Recap
I had zero confidence going into this race. Confident that I could finish it? Yes. But I had been talking about getting a PR at this race, and I had no confidence in that. I didn't sleep well and I woke up feeling tired and sore. I thought to myself, "Going into a half marathon … Continue reading Race Recap: Run for Your Heart 2018 Half Marathon
The Crim Festival of Races is one of my favorite running events of the year. From the expo to following the blue line to the bricks for the finish and everything in between (HILLS!) - it is a weekend that I look forward to every year. This year was no different. I was really looking … Continue reading Race Recap: Crim 2019
Today's run is a fine example of why I write my training plans in pencil. I was supposed to run 14 miles today. I didn't. I was supposed to run 4 miles yesterday. I didn't. Have I felt bad about this? Yes. Have I felt like a failure? You betcha. But I'm choosing to re-write … Continue reading Well, that run sucked. So what?
I don't usually talk about the time goals I have for races. For some races I have no time goal in mind. Sometimes it's just that I'd like a PR, but most of the time I just want to have fun. With how often I am racing and with the many different distances I am … Continue reading My Goals for Detroit
July was a very busy and intense month for training! The beginning of the month was full of races, the middle of the month was a little stressful, and the end of the month has me feeling refreshed and refocused. Let's take a look at my stats. Total Miles: 78.57 miles Here’s where I stand with … Continue reading July 2018 Training Recap
It has been a while since I have updated my blog. I haven't really been keeping up with my Facebook page, either. I realized this when a familiar feeling started to wash over me earlier this week. Although when I was going through it I wanted to share it all with the world in the … Continue reading Keeping It Real: Dealing with Burnout
When I ran the Volkslaufe 5k last year, I thought it was hot. The race is infamous for being miserably warm every year, especially the 5k since it starts 2 hours after the other races do. This year lived up to the reputation with temperatures in the 80s at race start combined with high humidity. … Continue reading Race Recap: Volkslaufe 2018
June was another good month for training. My training plan for the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon officially started this month and I have gotten more serious about my duathlon training. Check out the stats... Total Miles: 78.57 miles Here’s where I stand with my “Banking the Miles” challenge for 2018: January 2017: 73.83 miles / … Continue reading June 2018 Training Recap
When my plans to run the Cedar Point races in June fell through, I asked my friend Paula about doing a girl's weekend in June that also included a race. She was all for it, so we started searching for "destination races". Finally we stumbled upon a relatively small race in Ludington called the Ludington … Continue reading Race Recap: Ludington Lakestride 10k 2018