Category Archive: Training

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

‘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

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

Weekly Recap – 9/3/17

Marathon training can be such a grind, just trying to recover before the next workout or long run, feeling like you’re slow and exhausted and there’s no way you can run a marathon… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 08.27.17

There’s always, I think, a point in marathon training where the sheer size of the thing starts to bear down on you. The point where the mileage is high, the workouts are hard,… Continue reading

Weekly Recap 08.20.17

Sleep. Some days my body just says NO, very clearly and definitively, when my alarm goes off. I’ll lay there, my brain scrambling for an alternative to running early. Sometimes I say, “Oh,… Continue reading