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Why I Passed on a BQ 2019 Shot and Am Focusing on 2020

I’ve put my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon out to the world many times. When I first shared this, it was January 2015 and I was 25 lb heavier. My half marathon PR was around 2:19 which is about a 10:40 mile pace. Going from a half marathon pace of 10:40 to a…… Continue reading Why I Passed on a BQ 2019 Shot and Am Focusing on 2020

Marathons · Other Races · Running · Tips & Advice

How I Prepare for a Trail Marathon at Altitude

Next weekend, I’ll be running (well, running and climbing) the Leadville Trail Marathon in Leadville, CO in memory of my brother, Robert. Many family members and friends join us every year to either do the marathon, the heavy-half (15.5 miles), or to cheer. LTM is the second most difficult marathon in the country, partially because…… Continue reading How I Prepare for a Trail Marathon at Altitude

Running · Running Essentials · Tips & Advice

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.

My Life

A Glimpse into My Struggle with Binge Eating Disorder

A few weeks ago I opened up about my long-time battle with Binge Eating Disorder. I figured I’d talk a bit more about it now that it’s National Eating Disorders Awareness week. This post is just a very small glimpse into what I’ve dealt with while struggling with BED. It would be a novel if…… Continue reading A Glimpse into My Struggle with Binge Eating Disorder

My Life · Running · Tips & Advice · Weekly Workouts · Workouts in Review

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!