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

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

Spousal Support: how to love your runner

I left Saturday morning for my training run, and the whole time, I couldn't stop thinking about all of the ways that my husband, Jon, loves me through his support of my running. (#2 below is what started this string of thought that lasted me through most of my run.) I know this sounds sappy, … Continue reading Spousal Support: how to love your runner

Race Report: Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon

This is the second year in a row that my husband and I have run the Atlanta Track Club Thanksgiving Half Marathon.  Last year, my husband ran it with me because I had asked him while I was still pregnant if he would sign up with me.  (How can a husband look at his very … Continue reading Race Report: Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon

Race Report: Sawnee Showdown

I love running races as part of my training because it is always the boost that I need to be surrounded by other runners.  It also makes me push myself harder. Both of these elements were true this past Saturday when I ran the Sawnee Showdown 8.9 mile trail race. I signed up for Sawnee … Continue reading Race Report: Sawnee Showdown

Goals for the next (marathon) training cycle

My husband and I took a road trip this past weekend for a fun weekend of hiking and hanging out with friends.  On the way, I asked him what upcoming goals he has for the future.  (Sidenote: they say the best marriages are those where the couple talks about the future together.) My husband's response … Continue reading Goals for the next (marathon) training cycle

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