Running · Running Essentials · Tips & Advice

5 Things a Runner Should Invest In

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

Half Marathons · Marathons · Other Races · Tips & Advice

Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half Q&A

You asked, I answered! I chose eight questions to answer about the Leadville Trail Marathon and Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon (15.5 miles) – both beautiful and fun, yet very challenging races. Please comment on this post or reach out to me on IG if you have any other questions 🙂 *I am a 5x…… Continue reading Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half Q&A

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 · 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!