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.
The last two marathons I’ve run, I’ve kept both the same good and the same horrible habits. With my first couple of weeks of training under my belt, I’m determined to make my third and fourth marathons, both of which I’ll be running in 2018, my most successful yet. And just how do I plan to do that?