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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

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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.

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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!

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Post-Marathon Blues?

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?

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Why I Tape my Garmin Watch during Races

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

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Summer Training Update

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

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Leadville Thoughts and Goals

Countdown is on for the Leadville Trail Marathon! Just over 3 days until we toe the starting line and run (well, run, climb, and hike) for Robert! If you’re new to my blog and haven’t read about Robert and the significance behind this race, please read here. Having completed the Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon…… Continue reading Leadville Thoughts and Goals