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

How to Maintain Fitness Between Races

One of the hardest questions for any runner to answer right now, is “what’s the next race on your calendar?”  Because we want to both laugh and cry when we say, “who the hell knows at this point.”  Some of us might have hopeful, tentative dates marked on the calendar that we are training for, just in case. … Read the rest

Summer Running Gear Essentials

Over the last several weeks, summer sure has made itself known.  With rising temperatures, longer days, and muggy mornings, it is clear that running strategies and gear need to be adjusted to accommodate the demands of summer running.  Even though it has been offensively hot here in Texas, I have still been able to keep my training on track, with a little help from my friends. … 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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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

How to Save Money on Running Gear Without Buying Cheap

Anyone whose read a handful of these blog posts, or who knows me in real life, knows that I hate spending money.  It’s a thing for me.  And even though I love running and CrossFitting so much, I still don’t want to spend money on things like a Garmin watch or lifting shoes. … Read the rest