Ultra breastfeeding

I never fully appreciated the affect of hormones until I got pregnant in 2015.  Holy moly. Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows what I'm talking about. Everything. Everything changes. And it happens pretty quickly as that tiny little poppyseed starts dividing cells. Fast forward to after you've given labor and that watermelon is out … Continue reading Ultra breastfeeding

Unstructured training (break) between training

I've been enjoying a little unstructured time since my last race, and it's been great to get extra sleep and decide how I'm feeling in the morning to determine what kind of workout or run I want to do. Cadence still does not sleep through the night at 19 months, and I feel like I'll … Continue reading Unstructured training (break) between training

Going into Gorge Waterfalls 100k

I don't know if anyone ever feels ready going into a race. I mean, I'm ready to go ahead and get this show on the road, but there are always the questions about whether I prepared enough and whether I prepared in the right ways. This course will be different than anything I've run lately, … Continue reading Going into Gorge Waterfalls 100k

Maintenance: Dry Needling

So far, I have been really fortunate to not have any injuries in my training.  (Knock on wood!)  The last injury that I can remember occurred during pregnancy when I had to take about a month off because my ankle was hurting when I ran.  I was able to continue cross training, but running put … Continue reading Maintenance: Dry Needling

(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

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