Race Report: Gorge Waterfalls 100k

I don't exactly know where to start with this race.  It didn't go the way that I had hoped it would.   I've been in my head a lot with this one, and unfortunately, I think that is also what influenced my race performance.  Either way, these are the ones that help you grow the most, … Continue reading Race Report: Gorge Waterfalls 100k

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

(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

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

Christmas Wish List: Silver white winters that melt into springs, These are a few of my favorite things

In the spirit of Christmas, I thought I'd share some of my favorite running things. Maybe this can help serve as a gift guide (giving or receiving!).  I do not like to shop, so if I can order an item online, I will do that every time.  My running wardrobe is nothing fancy, so you … Continue reading Christmas Wish List: Silver white winters that melt into springs, These are a few of my favorite things

Ultra Eating: Fueling for an Ultramaration

I learned a lot about nutrition and fueling by preparing for and running the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run.  Everyone is unique, and different courses dictate different nutrition needs, but I've provided some guidelines that will help you best prepare for your race.  Remember the adage "We are an experiment of one" when reading through … Continue reading Ultra Eating: Fueling for an Ultramaration