As I begin to write this, my legs are still throbbing. And in case you’re wondering how badly – I just had groceries delivered from Amazon Prime Now so I didn’t have to walk around Whole Foods. I’m exhausted. I’ve been up 1-2 hours before my alarm the past four days. It’s been brutal and … More Marine Corps Marathon Recap
Happy race season, runners! You know what that means – the runs are getting longer to prepare for those big races on the calendar. Especially for half and full marathons, the long run is the most important run of your training plan. And since endurance is your most important asset for ANY race distance (at … More Avoid These 5 Long Run Mistakes!
Feeling like you’re not a “real” runner yet? Many runners start running to shed some pounds (I was in this category!), gain fitness, reduce stress, or get healthier. If (also like me) you’ve gone above and beyond that “phase”, you may be looking towards performing in races and accomplishing bigger running-specific goals. Maybe you have … More Tips To Go From ‘Casual Runner’ To Successful Athlete
When to hire a running coach … More When To Hire A Running Coach
For a long time, I was a “yo-yo runner”. I trained for 5Ks to the half marathon distance on as little training as possible. For the most part, I needed a race on the calendar to be consistent in training. Otherwise, I could hardly motivated myself to get out the door. And even when I … More My #1 Tip For Being a Runner For Life
Monday Easy Ride I cycled in my basement to loosen up my legs post 25K. They still felt great! A little soreness in the ankles from working my stabilizer muscles on the trails, but I’m glad I got the blood flowing in the morning. I have lots of miles coming up this week, and TWO … More TL: Rain, Rain, Go Away
On Saturday I ran the Dirty German 25K. I had a 16-miler on my training plan and figured “why not run a trail race instead?” So I hit the wilderness of Northeast Philadelphia for my very first trail race. I tried to do as much research on the course and the “what to do” during … More Dirty German 25K Race Recap
Monday Rest Day I went for two walks and took Prim to the dog park. Less than 10,000 steps total. It was a good day 🙂 Tuesday Easy Run Easy Run – 149 HR AVG 6.2 Miles 9:45 Average Mile Pace Splits: 10:31 (WU), 9:36, 9:34, 9:15, 9:52, 9:35 It’s crazy to see the difference … More Training Log: Trail Race Prep!
Oh Broad Street. This race means so much to me. I’ve been at so many stages of my life at the start line and finish line here on Broad Street. I’ve gone in untrained and I’ve ran surprising PRs. I’ve ran in the heat and in the cold rain. I’ve pushed hard and I’ve walked slowly … More Broad Street 2018 Race Recap
Last week I decided I wanted to use this blog as a training log for myself. I could write more on how I was feeling on training, nutrition, injuries, etc. (and hopefully see a lot of progress over time!) So feel free to read and follow along 🙂 Monday Easy Run Easy Run – no … More Training Log: Pre-Broad Street Week!