(Un)balanced

The other day someone asked on Instagram if I have balance in my life in reference to all of my training.  I use my Instagram account as a running account, and it's full of training pictures, but it still made me feel a little defensive.  I read the post right before I went to bed, … Continue reading (Un)balanced

Reflections on Running: Jim Webster Interview Part 2

This is the second installment of my interview with Jim Webster. If you missed the first installment, you can find it here.  I'm excited to share the rest of this great interview and learn more about the history of our sport.  Don't miss the email excerpt at the end from Jim's friend who describes selling … Continue reading Reflections on Running: Jim Webster Interview Part 2

Reflections on Running: Jim Webster Interview Part 1

When I think about running, I think of going forward (fast) and what my future will be as I continue to train.  But one aspect of running that adds to its beauty is also to look backwards to see where we came from.  By "we" I mean a collective we, the running community, the coaches who … Continue reading Reflections on Running: Jim Webster Interview Part 1

Selecting a goal race: things to consider

Recently I ran the Warner Robins Aviation Marathon as my goal race for a sub 3 marathon. Aside from wanting a more flat course, there are a lot of other factors that went into my race selection.  I made a list of considerations.  Some of these items may seem obvious, but I really struggled with … Continue reading Selecting a goal race: things to consider

Race Report: Warner Robins Aviation Marathon

I started marathon training in November with the idea that I'd run sometime in January and try for a sub-3 hour marathon. My previous PR was a 3:24 from Boston, but my coach planted the seed that a sub-3 hour marathon was possible, and I couldn't resist.  She created an 8 week plan for me, … Continue reading Race Report: Warner Robins Aviation Marathon

Seeing double: Training with two-a-day runs

This is the first year that I've hired a coach and actually followed a training plan. I've learned a lot over the last year, including the value of intervals to help make you fast, how cross training is critical for ultra running, and most recently, the value of running doubles. During my 100 mile training, … Continue reading Seeing double: Training with two-a-day runs

Bringing in the New Year: How to build a home gym

Our basement is my favorite room in our whole house.  It all started with a treadmill, which also happens to be my favorite piece of "furniture".  🙂  Then, over time, my husband and I started adding other favorite items. I've got to say, it's pretty convenient to roll out of bed and head to the … Continue reading Bringing in the New Year: How to build a home gym