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
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
I ran 100.49 miles in June (that makes 7 months in a row with over 100 miles ran!) - long runs were 10.3 miles, 13.2 miles, and 24.05 miles. My starting weight for June was 117.6 and ending weight 116.0 (highest weight was 118.2 and lowest was 115.2). Staying consistent! I tracked my food EVERY … Continue reading June Summary
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
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
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!