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
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
Now that it's the holiday season and there are constant reminders to "be of good cheer", I want to acknowledge that there are so many people who are hurting because they have lost a loved one. If you know someone who is grieving, gently reach out to them or give them time and space if… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned while Dealing with Grief
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
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!
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
As the summer begins to wind down (noooo!), I'm wrapping up yet another marathon training cycle. I'm running the Beantown Marathon on September 10th (the day before the Boston Marathon 2018 registration opens!) and yes, I'm going for my first BQ. Even though I've been on "summer vacation" these past couple months, July was very… Continue reading Summer Training Update