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!
I haven’t decided if I am going to keep up with blogging or not. I often feel like I do not have time for it but at other times I miss feeling connected to all of the run-bloggers I used to know. Sorry it has been so long since my last post 🙂 June: 137 … More Two quick things
I can’t believe how quickly May went. I guess that is what happens when every single weekend is filled with running and races and dirt bikes and weddings. June will basically be a repeat of May, minus the racing plus a trip to California. See also: July and August. My entire summer is already basically … More May Miles & June Goals
Details Race: Shanty 2 Short’s 5k Date: May 13, 2017 Finish: 20:42 Pre-Race Last year, I was chasing both a PR and a top finishing place, so I had no problem taking the lead from the start. This year I knew I was not going after a PR, but I still wanted to race. My … More 5k #20: Shanty 2 Short’s 2017