Running Scared – The Spooky Stories Strava Won’t Tell You

Running is many things, but it is almost never boring.  From close calls with cars to wild life encounters, there’s plenty of things that can make a run go from routine to terrifying.  To celebrate the best holiday of the year (Halloween, obviously), I’m sharing some of the hilarious stories my favorite running buddies have shared. … Read the rest

The Best Halloween Candy for Running Fuel

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Especially for running.  From crunching on leaves, to checking out Halloween decorations, and finally not dying of heat exhaustion, the Fall season is really where it’s at for runners.  As if that isn’t enough of a reason to get the shoes laced up, there’s ALL THE HALLOWEEN CANDY. … Read the rest

Training For An Ultra Marathon – In a Pandemic

Remember March? The Spring Break that never ended? How could anyone forget? Way back then, I was training for the Irving Marathon. Hoping to finally nab that elusive Boston Qualifying time. When everything started shutting down, I held on to a micro-sliver of hope that my race still might happen.… Read the rest

Ultramarathon Race Recovery – Weekly Recap 9.20.20

This week involved a lot of ultramarathon race recovery. I’ve always heard how ultramarathons are so different from road races, and race recovery is no exception to this rule. For my first 50k a few years ago, I honestly wasn’t prepared for what race recovery would look like, and I approached it the same way I did for marathon races.… Read the rest

Racing During Training – Weekly Recap – 9.6.20

Technically, this week was a de-load or recovery week, which meant lower mileage and more recovery.  Honestly, at this point in training for a 50 miler, there isn’t very much in the way “low mileage” happening, so it doesn’t quite feel like a training break. … Read the rest

Trail Running Gear Essentials

Trail running is one of the most exciting and fun ways to build endurance and strength in running.  While most gear these days can transition pretty seamlessly from roads to trails, there are a few trail running must haves to consider before hitting the dirt. … Read the rest

What Running a 100 Mile Week Is Really Like

A couple of weeks ago, I took a challenge that I once would have considered impossible.  I ran 100 miles in one week.  And while that may not seem insane for a lot of ultrarunners, a 100 mile week was a huge accomplishment for me. … Read the rest

Three Tempo Run Workouts to Improve Speed

If you’ve been running for any decent period of time, chances are you’re looking for ways of improving your pace and speed.  If this is you, you’ve probably come across the term “tempo run,” as a suggestion for helping you achieve your goal. … 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