Monthly Mileage: May

Woah, summer already? May included some recovery time following the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon. I also bought a bike and we got a dog! Exciting month. Miles run: 155 miles Time spent running:… Continue reading

Weekly Recap – 05/21/17 and 05/28/17

After two recovery weeks, I’m starting to build mileage back up. My “A” race for fall is the Chicago Marathon, although I’ve got a few shorter races along the way. (I’m registered for… Continue reading

Runners, Use Your Sunscreen!

As runners, we spend a lot of time outside. But do you apply sunscreen before you go out for every run? Even more important, do you put it on as part of your daily… Continue reading

Weekly Recap: 5/7/17 and 5/14/17

Two training logs for the price of one! I’ve been on a two-week recovery block following the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon, my A-race of the season. Week of May 1-7: Instructions from coach… Continue reading

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