Sky Island 50k Race Recap – Weekly Recap – 9.13.20

I GOT TO RUN A RACE THIS WEEKEND!  It has been 9 months since I was able to race, and I was so excited to get back out there.  This was my second 50k, and I decided to use it as a supported long run for my 50 mile ultramarathon next month. … Read the rest

Running Injury During Training – Weekly Recap – 8.16.20

This week started off, well interesting.  On Sunday, I took a little bit of a trail spill at about mile 9.  I didn’t trip, like I normally do, but hit some loose dirt on a turn and just kinda slid off the trail a bit. … Read the rest

Marathon Vs. Ultramarathon Training

Last week was definitely one for the books.  I knew that running 100 miles in one week was going to take a lot out of me, but I was pretty surprised how long the fatigue seemed to last.  My body didn’t feel worn out, but I just felt really freaking tired. … Read the rest

How Stress Impacts Training & Running

There are few things that are unavoidable in life.  Besides taxes and death, stress is something you can count on to rear its head and make itself known during seasons of life.  And for me, the last couple of months have felt like a hell of a season. … Read the rest

100 Mile Running Week – Weekly Recap – 8.2.20

This week, I ran 100 miles.  Which absolutely blows my mind.  I started counting miles towards my 100 mile running week on Monday, and hit Monday on Sunday.  I decided to use this goal as a way of honoring and bringing more awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. … Read the rest

Ultra-Training 101: Back to Back Long Runs – Weekly Recap – 7.26.20

This week, I started prepping for my 100 mile week .  On Monday the 3rd, I’ll be starting my 100 miles for 100 Women project.  I’m using my running as a way of honoring and bringing more awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. … Read the rest

Surviving High Mileage Training Weeks – Weekly Recap – 7.19.20

This week, we were back up to high mileage training.  I’ve been anxious to see big numbers in my training, and I’m definitely starting to feel like I’m really training for an ultra-marathon.  As part of my training, I had previously thought about doing a 100 mile week as a fun challenge for myself, after watching Ethan Newberry document his 100 mile for his YouTube show The Ginger Runner. … Read the rest

When Rest and Recovery is Hard – Weekly Recap – 7.12.20

Another recovery week in the books.  But in full transparency, I didn’t do the best job of recovering.  I found it really hard to just rest and relax and enjoy the decrease in miles and difficulty.  Sometimes in training, I’m pushing so hard that the recovery weeks feel just as taxing as other weeks, and this sort of forces me to take it easy. … Read the rest

Staying Motivated to Workout Alone

When I first started running, my only motivation was to beat my mom in the half-marathon.  And honestly, I very quickly enlisted the help of a few friends who were already running.  Initially, I hated running on my own.  It was back in the days of iPods, and I just didn’t feel confident in tracking mileage and planning running routes all on my own. … Read the rest

Tripping on Trails – Weekly Recap – 7.5.20

Well, this was an interesting week for me.  My mileage was fairly high, and I had quite a few early morning work meetings.  It has been approximately 4 million degrees down here, so I was not interested in running in the afternoon or evening. … Read the rest