New Year, New Training Plan

The Dirty German is on May 13th this year, and while "official" training doesn't begin until January 23rd I'm doing a few weeks of pre-training to start building mileage back up. I kinda fizzled out back in September or October - I think I was burned out and needed a break. To alleviate burn out this … Continue reading New Year, New Training Plan


10k for Autism

After a failed attempt at this yesterday (I only made it 3.3 miles before having to charge back home. I'll spare the details...), I managed to complete the 10k for Autism (virtual race) today. I opted for the treadmill so that I'd be closer to the bathroom, if needed ;) But all went well, and … Continue reading 10k for Autism

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 12-hour Challenge – I’m an #UltraMarathoner!

You guys!! I ran over 35 miles yesterday!! My time wasn't what I wanted, but OMG! That was the hardest, most challenging, awesomely awful thing EVER! Those trails were no joke!! I had to climb over fallen trees and huge stumps, run through mud and a creek, climb up and down unimaginable steep hills, and … Continue reading Sloppy Cuckoo 12-hour Challenge – I’m an #UltraMarathoner!

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