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
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 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!
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
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
I don't know why WP hates me so much. I haven't been able to log into my blog for over 2 weeks. Luckily, when I just went in to approve a comment I was able to get in. Whatever... So, Saturday is the big day! I received the final instructions for race day from the … Continue reading 3 More Sleeps til Marathon!
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
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
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