Recovery week 3 / 3 weeks to Otter Creek

Holiday season can throw people off their fitness and running routines — but for me, it usually means more flexibility in working out which is awesome. This week I had Wednesday through Friday off, so YES five-day weekend! And one of my best friends was in town for the holiday ... and then I found... Continue Reading →

Recap: Recovery week 2 / 4 weeks to Otter Creek

I started strong this week but didn't end quite as great. But my legs are still feeling good, which is crazy. Monday was a planned off day from running, so I went to spin early in the morning followed by stretch & abs. That was good for 61 minutes of exercise before 7 a.m. Tuesday... Continue Reading →

What does a 3:10 look like?

I ran nearly identical marathon times five (and a half) years apart, with a 3:10:18 this year and a 3:10:11 in 2010. The times were so similar that I was curious to compare them. First, I give you some obviously copyrighted photos. These are actually from very similar spots in the races — around mile... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving (ish) Races in Louisville Metro

A quick round-up of Thanksgiving-timed races — but, like with all holidays, it seems, they're starting early (this weekend!). Nov. 14 — Turkey Trotter 8k in Buckner (Oldham County) Nov. 14 — Turkey Trot 5k in Campbellsville Nov. 21 — Leadership Shelby Turkey Trot 5k (Shelby County) Nov. 26 — 45th Annual Northeast YMCA Turkey Trot... Continue Reading →

Race Review: Monumental Marathon

Yesterday I posted a pretty detailed race report focused on how my race went, but I wanted to share a review of the race itself for anyone who might be considering adding the Monumental Marathon to their to-do list. Please take this review with a grain of salt — I am what I suppose would be considered a... Continue Reading →

Monumental 2015: Race Plan & Goals

Well. It's almost time. In some ways it was probably best that I had a crazy week, including being outof town at a conference Wednesday afternoon until earlier today. I stayed distracted. I did end up missing yesterday's run, but I'm pretty sure those 3 miles are not going to make or break tomorrow's race.... Continue Reading →

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