I Ran a Marathon Today!

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!

The Friday Five – Running Shoes!!

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!!

Sloppy Cuckoo Training – Week 6 Summary

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

Week 5 Sloppy Cuckoo Training

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

Week 4 Ultra 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

Last Week’s Training and (more) New Shoes

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