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Easy Miles Should Actually Be Easy – Calculate your Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate.

I feel like I’ve been posting and talking a lot about my easy miles recently. I run all my easy runs, long runs, and recovery runs at at least 10+ min/mile and I am proud of that because it’s made me stronger and faster, and I’ve avoided injuries. Slowing down and monitoring your maximum aerobic heart rate makes… Continue reading Easy Miles Should Actually Be Easy – Calculate your Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate.

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January Training Update!

It’s been a full month of marathon training (and life!). I knew it’d be super busy with teaching, grad school, wedding planning, training, etc, but even more was thrown onto my plate (and Kyle’s!) and we both agreed the other night that it was just a crazy month. The Positives The first chunk of marathon… Continue reading January Training Update!

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Looking Back on 2017, and Ahead to 2018

New year, same me. Except faster and stronger 😉 I’ve written down some running goals for 2018 which I’m excited to share. But first, 2017. The main running goal I had for 2017 was to qualify for Boston 2018. Well, that didn’t happen. But I got a hell of a lot closer! 17 minutes closer… Continue reading Looking Back on 2017, and Ahead to 2018

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Post-Marathon Blues?

Today marks one month from the Baystate Marathon, and I’m feeling good. I feel recovered both mentally and physically. And even though it has been a month, when I do think about Baystate, I get that “runner’s high” feeling. It was such a fun race, and setting a PR really pumped me up for spring… Continue reading Post-Marathon Blues?

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Why I Tape my Garmin Watch during Races

You’ve probably heard me mention that I “tape my watch” during races, and judge my pace based off the feel of my legs. It’s something I’ve been doing for just over a year, and it’s worked wonders for not only my running, but also my mind. Before each race, I literally put two strips of… Continue reading Why I Tape my Garmin Watch during Races