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

I Ran 24 Miles Today!

I had 15 miles on the schedule for today, but the weather was fantastic (70F, cloudy and light rain) and I didn't have any tummy issues, so... I ran my longest run ever (so far) - 24 miles! I woke up about 8:30am which, by the way, is WAY too early for a Saturday morning … Continue reading I Ran 24 Miles Today!

Sloppy Cuckoo Training Begins

I'm officially registered for the Sloppy Cuckoo 12-hour Challenge! First off, I'm NOT planning on running for 12 hours straight! My goals are two-fold: 1) to (finally) become a marathoner, and 2) complete one extra loop (which would equal 50k) to become an ultra runner! I've spent the past few days putting together a training … Continue reading Sloppy Cuckoo Training Begins

1/2 Sauer, 1/2 Kraut (Half) Marathon Recap

Sorry for the delay in posting this. It's been crazy busy here this week. I had (gum) surgery on Thursday, and then I had to rush Lucy to the animal hospital on Friday. She's okay. The vet said she has what's called a "Reverse Sneezing" condition. It's apparently quite common, but it's such a scary … Continue reading 1/2 Sauer, 1/2 Kraut (Half) Marathon Recap

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

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

Week 2 Marathon Training – Summary

I don't have my running journal in front of me to share the specific workouts, but I wanted to at least post the mileage summary (running only, doesn't include walking/cross-training): Yesterday I was home sick with a miserable head cold. It was so bad that I ruined yet another #runstreak :( So I've decided to … Continue reading Week 2 Marathon Training – Summary

Last Week’s Run Summary, Marathon Training, and Baked Falafel

I know I'm late with this, and have also been M.I.A. lately. I'm sorry. My office has been without internet off and on for the past week or so, and it's been a total nightmare. So when I get home it takes me several hours to catch up on everything I missed during the day, … Continue reading Last Week’s Run Summary, Marathon Training, and Baked Falafel