Friday Five: Weird Things I’ve Used to Help My Running

There are no shortcuts to running — the most sure way to become a better runner is to, well, run. We’ve talked about the importance of #extrasalt to balance what you’re doing, from… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 10/15/17

RECOVERY WEEK! Monday: Still in Chicago. I slept in, staggered down to breakfast, stumbled to Starbucks for better coffee, spotted a donut place en route back to the hotel, retrieved my credit card,… Continue reading

Chicago Marathon Race Report

  “The marathon can humble you.” — Bill Rodgers It has been a roller coaster of a year. Last November, I PR’d by 10 minutes in the marathon and ran 2:57:03. I cried,… Continue reading

‘All Hope is Gone’

All hope for a good race is gone, or so it seems. After months of hard work you are finally getting close to race day, the weather is beginning to cooperate more often,… Continue reading

Training Log 10/08/17

Oh, hey, race week. Monday: 8 miles with striders, ran the first 7 with a friend then did the strides solo and met back up with her for coffee. Taught Pilates in the… Continue reading

September Mileage

Miles run: 254 miles Time spent running: 33 hours Longest run: 20 miles Treadmill miles: 28 Pilates and Jasyoga: 9 hours 45 hours of fitness  Weekly totals: 60.5 (Aug. 28-Sept. 3) 66 64… Continue reading

Weekly Recaps 9/18-10/1

Can’t get my training log action together this season. Let’s roll into Chicago with one more double log! Week of 9/18-9/25 Monday: 8 miles on my lunch break, from downtown across the pedestrian… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 09/17/17

It’s almost here!!!! This was my last big week of training, now time to sharpen up and get ready to fly. I raced a 5k on Tuesday and am feeling good about Chicago!… Continue reading

Half-Miler to Marathoner: Nick Symmonds is Training for 26.2

Running a marathon is on a lot of people’s bucket lists. Including, as it turns out, two-time Olympians. It’s the last running goal Nick Symmonds wants to check off his list. “I’ve done… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 09/10/17

Whew! It turns out I’m not as out of shape as summer made me think. That’s a big relief! It’s not even just summer, I guess. When I’m running seven days a week,… Continue reading