Happy New Year Everyone! It’s the first day of 2019 and I’ve been logging the miles! It was a cold day out in the mountains, but I got my first peak of the year! As I leap into 2019, I wanted to look back at what I liked most about 2018. Here’s a quick lookContinue reading “A Look Back at 2018”
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Colfax Marathon Week 2
Hey guys! I know I am late on this training recap, but things have been a little crazy around here. We’ve had a few major ups and downs, and I have been feeling a little emotionally drained. Regardless, I have still been training and running has been going well. I had a fantastic long runContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Week 2”
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”
Make Sensations, Not Shapes
I am oddly flexible for a runner. I can get my palms to the ground without bending my knees, do a full splits, and I have a pretty fantastic backbend. So, it probably does not surprise you that when I talk to runners about yoga, the first thing I hear is that they are notContinue reading “Make Sensations, Not Shapes”
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!”
Colfax Marathon Week 15: Peak Week
Yesterday I posted our crazy weekend of climbing, hiking, backpacking, and tornados (yay, Kansas). In addition to our awesome trip, I was in the peak of my marathon training. Peak week could not have gone better. I really feel like I had bounced off the confidence gained from my race and that sent me intoContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Week 15: Peak Week”
Colfax Marathon Training Week 11: Cutback and Questival
Happy Monday Everyone!! This week was a bit of a nutty one, although it was a cutback week on my mileage. I gotta say, I wasn’t too sad about not running once I saw a bunch of snow in our forecast. I absolutely hate running in snow. Even though I cut back in mileage thisContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Training Week 11: Cutback and Questival”
Colfax Marathon Training Week 10: Things are going great!
Woohoo! Another week in the books for marathon training and it was another great one. Surprisingly, higher mileage is feeling really good on my legs. I’m rarely sore (only after speed workouts or hard tempo runs). I’m starting to get better at varying my pace AND I am getting faster. Like a lot faster. It’sContinue reading “Colfax Marathon Training Week 10: Things are going great!”
The Friday 5: My 5 Favorite Balancing Poses
Hey everyone! For today’s Friday Five I am going to talk about my five favorite leg strengtheners. This post was inspired by Judy’s post on the importance of single leg stability. It’s super important for runners to have strong legs, but also have stabilizing muscles in our legs for balance. So these five yoga posturesContinue reading “The Friday 5: My 5 Favorite Balancing Poses”
Colfax Week 5: Racing, Fun, and Travel!!
Another week gone… another week closer to the Colfax Marathon! This week was a great effort. I kept to my training even while traveling to Fort Lauderdale, AND I raced a half marathon. Now that the A1A half is finished, I feel like the marathon grind is in full gear, and I’ve gotta say, IContinue reading “Colfax Week 5: Racing, Fun, and Travel!!”