Monthly Archive: April, 2017

Race Report: Kentucky Derby miniMarathon 2017

I should start from the beginning. Or close to the beginning, anyway. My first half-marathon was the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon in 2007, just a month shy of my 1-year running anniversary. I… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 4/30/17

Taper week means not a whole lot to talk about in the training log! Like I mentioned last week, Coach had me taper pretty aggressively since I had been in a bit of… Continue reading

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon: Locals to Watch

I am super excited to see a number of fast folks staying in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon this year! I wanted spectators to know which hometown runners they… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 4/23/17

This was a fun week! I tried something new — racing on the track. But we’ll get to that. Significant drop down week — races this week and next, oh boy. Probably my… Continue reading

Seven Tips for Spring Training Success from Hammer Nutrition

By Steve Born, fueling expert for Hammer Nutrition Racing season and your key events are just around the corner, so as you increase the volume and intensity of your training, make sure to… Continue reading

Develop The Runner Completely: Coach Matt Ebersole’s Secrets to Running Success

In a complete reversal of our usual conversations, my Coach Matt Ebersole and I spent time talking about him and his coaching philosophy. More than 7,000 runners have trusted Matt with their training. After… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 4/16/17

Oh! I get to taper! Actually, coach may be having me taper more than I did before my last marathon. Although I didn’t run two races in back-to-back weekends for the marathon, either,… Continue reading

‘Optimal Training, Tug of War, & the 3-Point Shot’

I love sharing the blog posts that my coach writes! He always has great insight, which is probably good, since that’s his job. Almost always, I feel like he’s writing directly to me!… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 4/9/17

My usual schedule was a bit flip-flopped this week to give me a little more recovery after Papa John’s 10 miler. Typically, I have a hard speed session on Tuesday followed by a… Continue reading

Overdress for Success: Heat Adaptation for Your Spring Race

Spring weather is as erratic as Poppy’s two-year-old’s mood, yet that doesn’t stop us from signing up for races during months that aren’t sure if they’re happy (45° and cloudy), sad (35° and… Continue reading