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!

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

Last Week’s Training and (more) New Shoes

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

Summary of Week 1 Ultra Training

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 Ran 24 Miles Today!

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!