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

The Last Mile Is The Longest

When you are in elementary Science classes, you learn that there are certain distances that are standardized, so that everyone has the same understanding.  Instead of saying “not too far away,” you might say half a mile.  Usually, this is fine. … 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

Ultimate Guide to Running Hydration

Before I started running regularly, my hydration plan consisted mostly of coffee, iced tea, and alcohol.  College years, most of us had them.  But one summer into training for my half-marathon plan, I quickly learned what happens when you don’t drink enough water. … 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

Time Hacks for Busy Runners

Every running plan can be adapted and adjusted to meet individual needs.  However every single training plan has one thing in common; running takes time.  And the more you love the sport, it becomes more likely that your running habit will become more time consuming. … Read the rest

Hill Workouts – Weekly Recap – 6.28.20

Happy belated Fourth of July!  While my boys and I don’t generally go all out for this summer holiday, I do love having some time off work.  I started off the week with an extra weekend day, because I took a day off for the boys’ birthday last week. … Read the rest

Modifying Workouts – Weekly Recap – 6.21.20

This week was a fun one.  My running schedule was centered around my first hill workout.  I’ve had a lot of fun learning new skills on the trail and challenging myself in ways that I haven’t before.  I was somewhat intimidated by the incline of the trail I picked, but I was looking forward to new adventures, and the workout did not disappoint. … Read the rest

10 Habits of Fast, Strong Runners

About 6 years ago, I hit a major running plateau.  I trained harder and harder, but come race day my results just weren’t changing.  It was incredibly frustrating, and humbling.  At that point, I started reaching out to other runners I knew, and I realized that we all had some differences in training preferences. … Read the rest