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
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
…because it doesn’t seem “real” until you say it out loud (or type it 😉 ). I’ve had the idea of a sub-3 hour marathon in the back of my mind for a long time. I mentioned it to my parents and Kyle this past summer, possibly earlier, but haven’t spoken much about it since.…… Continue reading Sub 3
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?
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
This past Sunday, I ran the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, MA. Every fall, two of my college friends (Katie and Sarah) and I run a marathon together. In 2015, we ran Richmond, in 2016, we ran Charlotte, and this fall we decided to choose a race up north. I love doing races with my friends -…… Continue reading Baystate Marathon Recap
On Sunday, 9/10, I ran the first annual Beantown Marathon. It was the last day to run a qualifying marathon for the 2018 Boston Marathon, so I registered in the late spring with a 2018 BQ as my goal. The Beantown Marathon is a loop course. 6 loops, first five a little over 4.5 miles,…… Continue reading Beantown Marathon & a Goal for Future Races