Taking your running to the next level takes a lot of patience, consistency, and hard work, but don't forget about the little things that can help get you there. I've listed five items runners should invest in to help them become stronger, faster, and injury free. *All products I use are linked but there are… Continue reading 5 Things a Runner Should Invest In
It's December and all my 2018 races are done for the year. Naturally, I wanted to see if I hit any of the running goals I set for myself. Well, spoiler alert: I didn't! But that's okay. Here's what I envisioned when I was closing out 2017: 2018 Running Goals: 1) Qualify for the 2019… Continue reading So how did those 2018 running goals go?
It's summer. It's hot and humid. There's no getting around it. So, what should we runners do to help us get acclimated and deal with it?! If you follow me on IG, you know during the school year I'm an afternoon runner. And most of my runs this summer have also been mid-day or mid-afternoon,… Continue reading Tips for Running in the Heat
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
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.
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!
...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