New year, same me. Except faster and stronger 😉 I've written down some running goals for 2018 which I'm excited to share. But first, 2017. The main running goal I had for 2017 was to qualify for Boston 2018. Well, that didn't happen. But I got a hell of a lot closer! 17 minutes closer… Continue reading Looking Back on 2017, and Ahead to 2018
...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
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