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

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!