It's been a while since I've talked about my favorite running obsession - shoes!! As some of you may know, I have been on what seems like a never-ending search for a replacement to my beloved Brooks PureFlow 2. A not-so brief (shoe) history: My first real running shoes were Brooks Ghost 3. I went … Continue reading Running Shoes!
Training Derailed. What’s next? And Shoes!
My training for the Dirty German Endurance Fest got derailed by my stupid stomach issues. I ended up at the GI and am currently in the midst of several procedures being done to figure out what's going on. Needless to say, I will not be ready to run 50 miles in 3 weeks. I was … Continue reading Training Derailed. What’s next? And Shoes!
13.1, 5, 10k, 10k, 10 miles, and 10k
Whoops, I seemed to have missed the last couple of weekend's long runs. Here's a brief recap: 1/23/16 - I did the Run Free virtual half-marathon in the PureConnect 4s. 1/24 was a 5-mile recovery run, in the Kinvara 5. 1/25 - 1/29/16 I did another virtual challenge - 5 5ks in 5 days. 1/30/16 - … Continue reading 13.1, 5, 10k, 10k, 10 miles, and 10k
Sloppy Cuckoo Training (Weeks 7, 8, 9)
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)
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 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
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
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