Since the end of December, I've been running plan-less. I've been trying to do at least one "workout" per week - basically a few tempo miles thrown in to my Tuesday evening runs. Then I ran the half marathon in Houston on the 15th. I decided on the 14th that I was going to try… Continue reading Return to Boston
Today: 9 miles in 1:13:591. I'm in full-on taper madness. 12 days until NYCM! This means I'm overly hyper about creaks and phantom pains, keep waffling about my goal time and race strategy, and all that good stuff. Although, the more marathons I do, the less I find myself obsessing over race logistics. Maybe that… Continue reading Tapers and races and new goals, oh my!
On my hellacious recovery run today (6 miles in almost an hour, don't make me go check my Garmin), on which my legs weren't exactly sore from yesterday's half but just felt like they had aged about 100 years and the wind blew the rain sideways into my face, I got thinking about how much… Continue reading Controlling tendencies
Thoughts from today's run (10 in 1:24:37)1. I love how a morning rain makes everything clean, even the sunlight. 2. I should probably slow down a bit, I want to have a strong run but I also have a half on Sunday that I want to do well in so it's a good indicator of… Continue reading The voices in my head.
19 for yesterday's 19 in 2:41.251. There's been a lot of chatter on my FB wall about dreading long runs. I honestly LOVE them. There is absolutely nothing like the feeling of hitting that groove where you feel like you can just run forever - and actually keep on running for (almost) ever. I was… Continue reading Crazy going slowly am I
I normally don't channel Bob Dylan - not exactly my style (even though he is from MN!) - but that line popped into my head as I sat down to write. It goes along with the following quote I rediscovered on my FB profile:It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly… Continue reading The times, they are a-changin’