It's the day of my people! Cheers!
And it was only by accident! What was supposed to be a 24-mile long run turned into a marathon after I misjudged my distance back home ;) Here's a brief recap: I woke up at 5:45am (no, really!!!) and had (only) 1 cup of coffee and a vitamin. Got dressed. Took a Pocketfuel Chocolate Espresso … Continue reading I Ran a Marathon Today!
Ugh, I'm sorry. I seem to have fallen way behind again. Here's how training has been going: Week 7 (cut-back week): August 3rd through 9th: The race has been postponed to 10/11/15 because the Pope will be in town during the weekend of the original race (9/27/15). This means I get an extra 2 weeks … Continue reading Sloppy Cuckoo Training (Weeks 7, 8, 9)
If there's one thing I can always talk about, it's running shoes! My number 1 is, and will always be the Brooks PureFlow 2. I don't even want to think about how much money I've spent trying to find a replacement since they got discontinued. I've gone through 5 pairs of the PF2, and even … Continue reading The Friday Five – Running Shoes!!
I ran 41.25 miles last week! No wonder I'm exhausted ;) Monday: Rest Tuesday: Speed-work (quarter-mile repeats) NB Zante Wednesday: Easy run (4:1 jog/run intervals) Kinvara 5 Thursday: Hills (Level 3) Launch 2 Friday: Rest Saturday: 22-mile LSR. I overheated and had to quit at 18.54 miles (:30/:30 intervals - Zante), but after a gallon … Continue reading Sloppy Cuckoo Training – Week 6 Summary
After reviewing the last few weeks of training, I'm thinking that I need to make one of my weekday runs a bit longer, or do 2 runs per day once or twice per week. Especially on cut-back weeks. Most of the ultra plans that I've looked at have weekly mileage between 35 - 45 miles … Continue reading Week 5 Sloppy Cuckoo Training
Here's how last week's training went: Monday: rest Tuesday: Speed Intervals - 1:2 x 10 Wednesday: Easy Thursday: rest Friday: Hills! Saturday: 18-mile Long Run Sunday: 10k Recovery Run at Race pace I wore the new Newton Distance IV for my long run and they felt pretty good. I noticed that I'm still grabbing for … Continue reading Week 4 Ultra Training
Happy Tuesday! Here's how last week finished out: I failed on my 18-miler Saturday. I procrastinated too long and didn't get out the door until after 10am. It was already 90 degrees! I made it about 5 miles before my head started pounding and my stomach began cramping up (and not my usual tummy issues), … Continue reading Last Week’s Training and (more) New Shoes
Happy Thursday friends :) As you can see I gave my blog a little make-over. I did this in hopes of getting the creative juices flowing. Instead, I ended up spending almost 2 days changing themes and configuring widgets. That is, in between the times WordPress wants to tell me that my password is invalid … Continue reading Mid Week Update
I ran 100.49 miles in June (that makes 7 months in a row with over 100 miles ran!) - long runs were 10.3 miles, 13.2 miles, and 24.05 miles. My starting weight for June was 117.6 and ending weight 116.0 (highest weight was 118.2 and lowest was 115.2). Staying consistent! I tracked my food EVERY … Continue reading June Summary