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

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

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

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

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