Marathon Training Plan Round Up

Training for a half or full marathon is never an easy undertaking; especially if you are starting training in the heat of Summer. But there’s a whole lot of truth to the saying that Fall races are won in Summer. So if you have your sights set on a race that is (hopefully) happening anytime between September and November, now is the time to start considering your training plan.… Read the rest

Insane Things Only Runners Understand

This weekend I decided to complete and endurance challenge that entailed running one mile every hour for 24 hours.  For fun.  And as I was clicking away the hours, I started thinking about what a unique group of people runners are. … Read the rest

What to Eat Before Running

What’s one of the best parts of endurance running?  The increased caloric demands definitely makes the top of the list of for me.  Now, I am not someone that subscribes to the “earn your meals” mentality, but I am someone who wants to fuel enough to train efficiently. … Read the rest

Running After A Marathon – Weekly Review – 3.29.20

This week was a nice mixture of rest and recovery, and getting back into the swing of things.  I’ve gotten a few questions on my thoughts about running after a marathon, and I think it’s a hard subject to give blanket advice on timeline wise.  … Read the rest

Getting the Most Out of Your Garmin Watch

When I first started running, determining my pacing and distance meant relying treadmills at the gym and using tracking apps that forced me to carry my phone at all times.  There were some GPS capable watches, but they were way outside my broke college student budget at the time. 
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Chasing A Boston Qualifying Time – Weekly Recap – 3.1.20

I’m so happy to say that I think this was my last week of travel for a while!  The heavens part and angels sing, and my husband agrees to keep putting up with me.  I was in Austin Monday evening through Thursday afternoon. … Read the rest

Running Gear Essentials for Spring

Spring has definitely sprung here in south Texas.  The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and my sinuses are in full and complete revolt.  Despite the congestion, I really love running in the Spring.  Shorts and a light long-sleeve shirt weather is the best! … Read the rest

Working Out While Traveling for Work – Weekly Recap – 2.16.20

This was another hectic week for me, with work and travel and training.  Whew, and it’s not slowing down any time soon.  Working out while traveling for work is not easy, but it’s something I’m not willing to skimp on. So, Sunday I headed up to Austin for work, and got to meet up with my mom for a bougie dinner. … Read the rest

How to Keep Running When You Want to Quit

Endurance running is not an easy sport.  Running for multiple hours pushes your body and your mind in ways that can’t be adequately described.  There has come a point in every single race that I have run where each step forward is a mental battle between my mind and my body screaming at me to stop, and my heart willing me to continue moving forward. … Read the rest

Flexibility & Fitness Goals – Weekly Recap – 2.9.20

This was a fairly calm and uneventful (but high mileage) week.  My first strength run was Monday, and I’ll talk a little more about my difficulty finding my pace in a bit.  I didn’t have to travel for work this week, and it was nice being able to focus on my training, nutrition, and recovery. … Read the rest