I’ve been wondering how to write this recap. To approach it as “here’s my time, here’s a few splits, marathons are full of glitter, beef jerky && sunshine!!!” Then I realized how much of a lie that would actually be. So please, sit back while I share with you my miles, smiles, sweat && tears.… More colorado marathon race recap.
I went into this race with SUPER low expectations. It’s been a rough training cycle. I made a goal of just averaging around && maintaining an 8:20 pace. *fingers crossed that pace felt remotely easy/maintainable.* The night before the race was our co-ed bachelor/bachelorette BBQ! It went SO WONDERFUL (blog post on that later!). I… More cherry creek sneak 10 mi, race recap!
I’m sure all of you know I am OVER this disaster of a training cycle. Guess I might as well jot down what I’ve been up to. Last week I ran 40 miles. Meh. None of these runs were SPECTACULAR. I did do a small 6 mile speed workout with my mile repeats coming in… More running lately. cherry creek sneak.
Last week I was bound and determined to do all of my running outside. It was absolutely gorgeous so running outside was an absolute treat! I am for sure guilty of spending WAY. TOO. MUCH. time on the treadmill in January & February. Which, looking back, all that time on the treadmill was making running a TAD too easy… More some tough runs & hello saucony kinvara!
I knew going into this race that after being sick all week pulling off a PR would be a miracle.. my ultimate goal before I got sick was to go under 1:40. I’m sure as you can tell, since clearly I haven’t blew up my facebook, twitter, instagram or blog about it.. it didn’t happen.… More the race i wanted to quit. canyonlands 1/2 marathon – moab utah.
I decided, instead of talking about the goals I didn’t hit in February … (oops) lets talk about what I DID do, mkay?! sub 7 minute mile during a work out. I ran my first sub 7 minute mile during a 10 mile run, 5 at tempo. tempo miles = 7:41, 7:35, 7:30, 7:24, 6:53. negative splits… More february was fantastic! bring on the march madness!
Before I start my 5 mile recap, I would like to congratulate my fellow teammate Heather on her 5th WIN of the year this past weekend && setting a course record! She’s 5-o! I’m definitely not winning races, or even wrangling in any age group awards (these roost races bring some serious competition), but I’d… More snowman stampede 5 mile recap
i’ve been slacking on the blog lately. i know you guys are missing my like 5 posts a week right? well, at least my mom is. ; ) anyways… a few of things on this friday… pictures: these came in to my life at all the right moments this week… my precious god daughter, alina.… More a few things friday : pictures. personal training. running. ps: you suck…
Thursday night I had my most strongest tempo run to date! I had 8 miles on deck, 4 at tempo. Tempo goal pace 7:30-7:15 I ran my two warm up miles at 8:40 and my two cool down miles at 8:57. Tempo miles : 7:30, 7:24, 7:19, 7:13. I do believe that would have been… More my strongest tempo run thus far & an injury on the horizon. :(
My alarm goes off at 4 am. I lay in bed for a minute or two. RACE DAY! I then get up and head over to get ready for the big morning. It really is entirely absurd for me to wake up almost THREE HOURS before a race start. However, I feel most level headed,… More 3m 1/2 marathon race recap – the PR that shines the brightest!