Summary of Week 1 Ultra Training

Yesterday I did an easy 4 mile recovery run which brought my total mileage for the week to just over 37 miles! That's a good way to end Week 1 of Ultra training, eh? And after today or tomorrow's 4 mile run I'll have another month of 100+ miles! My typical weekly running schedule includes … Continue reading Summary of Week 1 Ultra Training

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Marathon Eve Update

My outfit has been selected and I'm ready to go. Now I'm just hoping the weather cooperates. We're currently under a heat advisory, and the course time limit has been lowered from 6.5 to 5 hours. That in itself isn't such a big deal as I'm planning on around a 5-hour finish time. The problem … Continue reading Marathon Eve Update

Marathon Training – Weeks 14 and 15

I can honestly say that I'm ready for the marathon!! Especially after Saturday's 22(.81) mile long run! Did you hear that?! I ran almost 23 miles!!! And it didn't suck!! Switching my long runs to Saturday, and using :30/:30 run/walk intervals have made all the difference. And I also bought a(nother) new pair of shoes … Continue reading Marathon Training – Weeks 14 and 15

20-mile Long Run Report, and Weeks 12 and 13 of Marathon Training

You guys!!! I ran 20 miles and I didn’t die!! It was actually a great run! I have to thank my Slow Runners Club peeps for suggesting to try out short run/walk intervals. I normally use run/jog intervals or just run. When I tried doing the run/walk thing a few years ago I would get … Continue reading 20-mile Long Run Report, and Weeks 12 and 13 of Marathon Training

Marathon Training – Recap of Weeks 10 and 11

Oh yes, I have a blog here I keep forgetting about. Oops. Ahem, anyways. I'm still moving right along with marathon training, and also today is the last day of #REDA (Run Every Day in April). I'm planning on 3.25 miles at lunch today which will make my April running mileage total 111 miles! Here's … Continue reading Marathon Training – Recap of Weeks 10 and 11

Marathon Training – Week 8 Recap

Today begins week 9 of marathon training and that means I'm halfway through training! This coming weekend will be a 16-mile long run, which is where my training stopped on the last go-around and I quit. Not this time! I've got the shoe situation all settled, I've found the best fueling gel, I've got a … Continue reading Marathon Training – Week 8 Recap

Marathon Training – Week 7 Summary

Happy Meatless Monday! I don't have a new recipe this week because I'm still eating my delicious leftovers from last week. As long as I have quinoa/rice, beans, salsa, and guacamole I don't need much else :) I had a great week of training! Not only did I complete all workouts (including the 14 mile … Continue reading Marathon Training – Week 7 Summary

This Week’s Food and Fitness

I've been eating the same thing all week for all 3 meals. Boring? Nope, delicious! Have a look: The recipe for the Taco Bake is HERE, and the BB (Black bean) Sriracha sauce is HERE. Instead of making it with the veggie pasta (like on the recipe link), I've just been eating it over brown … Continue reading This Week’s Food and Fitness