I haven’t run since Thursday last week. Am I freaking out? Yes. But did I make the right decision in taking a break? Also yes.
It’s not often that I take my long run inside. I’ll do speed work, intervals, even a hill workout on the treadmill but running more than an hour on the dreadmill? I can’t be the only runner out there who would rather eat slugs, right? But lately, with these bitter cold temps, running outside just isn’t safe so I wanted to share with all my runners out there what I do to get through longer runs on the treadmills
I did a lot of soul searching the last couple of weeks and I finally decided who I’m fundraising for in the 2019 Cleveland Marathon... and for all future marathons.
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged! Here’s a quick recap of 2018 and some of my 2019 resolutions!
Before race day, when people asked me how fast I hoped to finish my third marathon, I’d tell them, “well I’d love to be around 4:30 but I’ll take anything under my previous PR of 4:54:55.”
Wait how did I get here? Race day is less than one week away! I’m in taper. Like, how did this happen?!
I haven’t shared my story this training cycle yet. So yes, it’s a bit overdue. And with just under a month to go before the Cleveland Marathon (insert squeal), it’s something I want people to know about.
20 miles. It sounds almost as daunting as 26.2, am I right? The training plan I’m using this time around calls for two 20 mile runs and a 22 mile run and I had my first 20 today. Will you donate $20 to Bright Pink for the 20 miles I ran today?
Screw luck; get to work and MAKE your dreams happen. ☘️ I’m at the halfway point in my training. And I feel not just amazing but SO. FRICKEN. STRONG. 💪
The one thing I can always count on to make things better at the end of the day is some good tunes so I’ve put together my top 5 favorite songs that I’ve been cranking up on the runs that fall at the end of the hardest days.