I can’t believe I am racing a half marathon on Sunday. I feel woefully unprepared, but if I look at my training log that really is not the case. I’m nearing 1,000 miles run in 2017. I’ve been logging a 13+ mile long run nearly every week since the beginning of July. I haven’t done … More Race goals!
Running has been weird lately. Some days I am eager to get out the door and other days I just can’t find the motivation to lace up. This week has started with two days of zero motivation. Fortunately the thunderstorms provided me with an ironclad excuse for skipping my runs. Monday became a rest day … More Lately
Race information Race: Tahqua Trail Run 25k Date: August 5, 2017 Goals: Have fun & top 3 in age group Training This was not a goal race, so my training focus was on just getting me through the race, not on having an exceptional performance. Of course I still wanted to do well. In the 10 weeks … More Trail Race 1: Tahqua Trail Run 25k
My first trail race! I’m nervous and excited at the same time. But mostly nervous. Definitely nervous. In a dream world, I would settle into a comfortably, hard pace, maybe in the mid-8s, and enjoy the scenery while cruising down hard packed dirt trails with rolling hills. Maybe chat with other runners. Then I’d kick … More Goals: Tahqua Trail Run 25k
Although not perfect, the first two weeks of my half marathon training have gone reasonably well. I’m happy with where I currently am and feel confident about the next six weeks of training. I’m slightly behind last year’s volume and quality, but I don’t foresee August falling apart like it did last year (a week … More Half training: weeks 1 & 2
A week ago I ran the first workout in my half marathon training block. It was a rough one. Hot. Humid. and definitely out of practice on what it feels like to run fast. My workout was 12×400 @ 5k pace (400 recovery). I pulled this workout, and the rest of the workouts for this … More First workout
Training this year has been focused on getting ready for my second marathon (Disney World Marathon, January 7, 2018). It was necessary for me to start from the ground up in January because I was coming off a significant break from running. I signed up for a half marathon in March to keep myself focused … More Base building: done!