Tips for a Successful Race

Another great post from Steve Born at Hammer Nutrition. While originally titled for long-distance triathletes, anyone racing long (I'd say half-marathon or more) can benefit from his expert advice. I've added some of my own "notes" along the way. Make sure you apply these to help ensure race day success! IN THE COUPLE DAYS LEADING... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap Aug. 28

Another big mileage week with 10 weeks still to go until Monumental! One highlight of this week is that I subscribed to Jasyoga, Erin Taylor’s on-demand yoga videos. She’s a former NCAA basketball player who has developed an approachable, athlete-friendly yoga practice that doesn’t require you to commit an hour every time. In fact, she... Continue Reading →

6 Recovery Tips for Your Toughest Workouts

Great article by Hammer Nutrition's fueling expert, Steve Born. Article below, reprinted from original online here. Use me as your referral if you want to try these products (Tracy Green, #254423). Recovering thoroughly between ALL your workouts - even the easier ones - is undeniably important. But what about those ridiculously hard workouts, the ones where you... Continue Reading →

Race Announcements!

I'm excited for my fall lineup and wanted to share! On Sept. 17, I'll be racing the Indy Women's Half Marathon. I ran this race in 2014, which they still held it in June, and had a great time (well, my time itself was just okay, but the experience was great).   Goals: Top 10... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap Aug. 21

Marathons, and training for them, are a bit of a roller coaster. There are ups and downs, twists and turns, throughout the race and all the weeks leading up to them. Even some training runs are their own roller coaster. This was a down week, but still 60+ miles, with a couple of uphills and... Continue Reading →

Cross-Country Mini-Camp

Have you ever noticed the sheer joy kids find in running? And then as we get older it becomes a form of punishment, either from a sports coach for doing something wrong or from ourselves from that ice cream we had last night (that’s okay, you don’t have to put the spoon down). I love... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap Aug. 14

We’re now 12 weeks out from the Monumental Marathon, which is normally when I start training. Except I'm starting this cycle with a 70 mile week and my second 20 miler. When I PR’d at Carmel, I peaked at 68! I don’t think I’ve seen 70+ since Marshall in 2009 — my long-time PR set the... Continue Reading →

Safety first – tips and reflection

You may have read my creepy story about Mike in my weekly recap, which continued today. And, as my workday got rolling today, I saw news of a second woman murdered while out running. Reassuring.  Updated: 3 women in 9 days. Generally, I run by myself. A petite younger female, this time of year in a sports... Continue Reading →

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