Each week I am going to post a short recap of my training as I work towards my goal of PR-ing my marathon time at Colfax in May. In total, we are about 19 weeks out from the big day, and although things are still up in the air, I am assuming that I’ll beContinue reading “Week 1: Getting back some consistency!”
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Running, Goals, and Some Unknowns
Hey Everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve been running hard and training for anything specific. My last race, the Route 66 Marathon, was a bit of a flop largely because I walked to the starting line severely undertrained and a bit burnt out from my ultra. I am once again back on myContinue reading “Running, Goals, and Some Unknowns”
Heading to Patagonia
I am leaving on a jet plane!!! Tomorrow Frank and I are heading to Patagonia for three weeks of crazy traveling through one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Patagonia is a large piece of land in southern Chile and Argentina that is filled with mountains, fjords, and penguins. We have a fewContinue reading “Heading to Patagonia “
Life After Colfax
My race photos are in!!!! This one is pretty good. I look unbelievably tired, but I think this was taken at like Mile 21 or 22. Oh, and they caught the high-5 between Dan and I at the end. Colfax is done… so what now? Well, I don’t really have the post-race blues. I didn’tContinue reading “Life After Colfax”
Colfax Marathon Race Recap
There is a such thing as race magic, where you go out there and everything is just right. You just know from the moment the race starts that you can conquer the whole world and do exactly what you set out to do. Usually that’s because of a combination of preparation, race conditions, and timing.Continue reading “Colfax Marathon Race Recap”
Rocky Mountain High!
Alright!! So here it is, I am leaving today for Denver!! Frank and I will be staying with our good friend, Scott, in Boulder, which is about 40 minutes away from the starting line. I am definitely excited to go… although I don’t think Elly shares that excitement. I did my last few runs, includingContinue reading “Rocky Mountain High!”
Colfax Marathon Goals
It is time to talk goals. The Colfax Marathon is this Sunday. I do not know what wave I am in, but the marathon is not too big and the race starts at 6:00 am, so I should be on the course pretty early. The weather is supposed to be ideal for a marathon. HopefullyContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Goals”
Colfax Training Week 17: The Countdown is On!
Well… I made it! It is officially race week. I have finished the 2nd week of my taper and I head into the last few days of preparation before I leave for Denver on Thursday. I feel a lot of different emotions including excitement and fear, but, most of all, I’m just happy that IContinue reading “Colfax Training Week 17: The Countdown is On!”
Colfax Training Week 16: Taper Week 1 = DONE!
Happy Monday! Congrats to everyone that raced this weekend! I won’t give it away, but I saw on Instagram that a BUNCH of PR’s fell. Great job!! I am now in the second week of my taper… and I am just terrible at this. Not only did I skip a run last week for noContinue reading “Colfax Training Week 16: Taper Week 1 = DONE!”
Thinking Out Loud: The Taper Crazies
Let the taper crazies commence. Today I will be linking up with Thinking Out Loud. I am going to talk a little about my thoughts (mostly anxieties) heading into my first marathon. Those of you who have run marathons, feel free to chime in and tell me that this is normal (or not). In fact…Continue reading “Thinking Out Loud: The Taper Crazies”