Focusing On Strength

My mileage is back up to what I would consider a fairly reasonable level. Running 40-50 miles has always been a pretty comfortable place for my body, and it gives me the opportunity to focus on other area’s without ditching running all together.… Read the rest

Running Breaks

I have to be honest, I am still riding high on last week’s race memories.  It’s funny how the memories change over time, and you have a more difficult time remembering all the struggles in detail, but the feeling of crossing the finish line is still so fresh. … Read the rest

UltraMarathon Drop Bag Tips

I RAN A 100K RACE!  Which is incredible, and hard, and a little bit traumatic if I’m being completely honest.  But it was an amazing experience, and I want to do a full race recap with all of the details later this week. … Read the rest

100K UltraMarathon Taper

This was the second week of my 100k taper.  This is definitely the longest taper I’ve ever programmed, but I think it will pay off on race day.  It was definitely a weird week between Christmas and New Years.  I worked Monday through Wednesday, and then had Thursday and Friday off for the holiday. … Read the rest

4 Signs of OverTraining

With 2020 being such a cluster of a year, I wasn’t surprised to hear that more athletes are finding themselves over-exercising.  Not familiar with that particular term?  Well, before we get started, it’s important to know that just about any healthy coping skill for dealing with emotional difficulties can become unhealthy once it becomes compulsive. … Read the rest

UltraMarathon Fueling

Before I get into anything, I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!  My husband and I agreed that this year was the best Christmas we’ve had as a family, since it was our first holiday in our own home.  We bought our first house a couple of years ago, but with plans to rent it out as an income property. … Read the rest

Diet Culture & Athletes

Since the beginning of humanity, people have been differentiated from animals through our level of self-awareness.  We know that we are people, that we have thoughts, and that we have self-determination.  Which can be really great.  But it also means that we are generally consumed with thinking about……ourselves. … Read the rest

Surviving Ultramarathon Training

My last week of 75+ miles is finally in the rear view! As much as I love high mileage training, going from 50 mile training to 100k back to back has really drained my energy reserves. Surviving ultramarathon training has been a lot more challenging than I thought it would be, but I’ve learned so much about trail running and racing that I’m excited to share.… Read the rest

Back in the Box – Weekly Recap – 11.8.20

My second week 100k ultramarathon training is in the books, and I’m (mostly) feeling great.  I’m also happy to report that when it comes to CrossFit, I am officially back in the box!  Even though I’ve been strength training consistently, it’s still a shock to the system to be throwing myself back into these high intensity workouts and heavier weights. … Read the rest

50 Mile Ultra Marathon Prep – Weekly Recap 10.18.20

I RAN A 50 MILE ULTRA MARATHON. That is still insane to me. I knew I would be able to survive a 50 mile race; my body and mind had been preparing to do hard things, and I knew the only way I wouldn’t finish is if I got hurt on the course.… Read the rest