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”
Weekend Adventures: Exploring the Kansas Underground
This weekend Frank and I did a little bit of everything! I paced a half marathon, we met up with the Kansas Speleological Society and went scouting for some caves on the Kansas Oklahoma boarder and went on a hike out at the Tallgrass Prairie. Basically, we had a great time. Friday afternoon, Frank andContinue reading “Weekend Adventures: Exploring the Kansas Underground”
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!”
Weekend Adventures: Paddling the Kansas River
Manhattan rests in the floodplain between the Kansas River and the Big Blue River, both of which are seasonal and often too dry to paddle. However, over the past few weeks, Kansas has gotten a significant amount of rainfall, causing flooding damage throughout the city and the water levels in the rivers to rise significantly.Continue reading “Weekend Adventures: Paddling the Kansas River”
Happy Monday Everyone! I had a crazy fun weekend and a great week of training. I’ll update you on how the training went in my recap, but for now, I am going to tell you all about my weekend adventures. I figured that since Frank and I spend every weekend on some sort of adventure,Continue reading “Weekend Adventures!”
Free State Trail Race Recap
On Saturday, I ran the Free State Trail Race Half Marathon. It was a pretty tough and technical trail race in Clinton State Park with tons of rocks just waiting to take out some ankles, knees, and anything else you can fall on. Luckily for me, I did not fall! This race was everything IContinue reading “Free State Trail Race Recap”
Colfax MarathonWeek 7: Feeling better and crushing some miles!
After a short hiatus from running and spending a few days sleeping more, I am feeling better. I still have a little sinus pressure and I am queen of the snot rocket, but I am back to training! Woohoo! Although the week did have a bit of a rough start with two rest days onContinue reading “Colfax MarathonWeek 7: Feeling better and crushing some miles!”
Colfax Marathon Week 2: Kickin’ Butt!!
Week two of my Colfax Marathon training cycle is over, and I only have 110 days to get myself ready! I know that sounds like a long time… but it’s not. However, it will be more than enough time if every week goes as well as this week did. Basically, mostly everything went right. IContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Week 2: Kickin’ Butt!!”
Some moving, some training, and lots of pictures!
Guess what! I have a furnished apartment! I have a desk, a table, futon, bed… I am a real person with a real place and I love it! I live in a historic building that was a hotel in the 1920’s. My apartment is pretty tiny, but it suits Frank and I (and our twoContinue reading “Some moving, some training, and lots of pictures!”