Ready or not, here comes race day: preparing for the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run

I'm just about as ready as I can be for Race Day, and I feel strong as Friday approaches.  The reduced volume of training this week has given me extra time to make race day plans and go shopping for supplies.  This is my first 100 mile race, so I am sure that I will learn a … Continue reading Ready or not, here comes race day: preparing for the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run

The Sweetest Kind of Exhaustion

My relationship with sleep has changed a lot in the last year since Cadence was born.  You see, my baby doesn’t really sleep a whole lot, at least not in long stretches at a time.  I'm getting ready to run my first 100 mile race, and one mantra that I remind myself when I start … Continue reading The Sweetest Kind of Exhaustion

Interval training: my new favorite workout that hurts so good

Until this past summer, I had never really followed any structure to my training.  I would sign up for a full marathon, check Hal Higdon to see when I needed to do my long runs, and then run whatever I felt like in between with a few speedier runs that I liked to call speedwork.  … Continue reading Interval training: my new favorite workout that hurts so good

Treadmills, really going the distance

Contrary to a lot of runners, I love the treadmill. It always bothers me when I see people refer to treadmills as "dreadmills" because the treadmill is my favorite material thing in our house.  It has really gone the distance with me. Ha! I started out using the treadmill as a means to walk at … Continue reading Treadmills, really going the distance

Life seasons and then there’s running

Labor Day weekend just marked the end of summer and the beginning of fall.  Another great season, although this one felt like it flew by now that my baby is WALKING! To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Working out has been a part … Continue reading Life seasons and then there’s running

Marginal Gains: when every little bit counts

Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. —Jim Rohn There was a lot of talk about marginal gains around the time of the Olympics because, for those athletes, a decimal point of improvement could be the difference in a podium win or … Continue reading Marginal Gains: when every little bit counts