I don’t have the time right now to regularly post training updates, but with 4 weeks completed (10 to go!) I thought I should do an update. I’m not really following a training plan. Which is crazy. I love training plans. I love making plans for everything. But school can be a bit unpredictable and … More Disney Marathon – Weeks 1-4
Not quite the race I was hoping for, but overall I am very happy with how my tenth half marathon turned out. Race: Capital City River Run Half Marathon Date: September 17, 2017 Goals: A: Sub 1:40 B: new PR (1:42:20) Result: 1:42:56 Training Base Building: Beginning in May, I focused on building my weekly … More Half #10: CC River Run 2017
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