100K Ultra Marathon Training – Weekly Recap – 11.1.20

This week was technically my first week of 100k ultra marathon training.  I know, I have fully lost my mind with this trail running business, but I just couldn’t not go for it.  Going from 50 miles to 62(ish) isn’t exactly a life altering jump; I mean once you’ve run 50 miles, adding a half-marathon probably feels like nothing! … Read the rest

5 Lessons From My First 50 Mile Ultramarathon

My first 50 mile race felt like a blur. The first 30 miles clicked by without much thought or difficulty, but the last 20 were like a completely different race. Despite the blood, GI distress, and tired feet, I really wanted to savor every single moment.… Read the rest

50 Mile Ultramarathon Recovery + Halloween – Weekly Recap 10.25.20

This week flew by!  The focus of this week was to do everything I could to help my body recover from the race.  Since I signed up for a 100k in my post-race delirium, I’ve had to try to walk the line between recovery and starting to train for my next race. … Read the rest

50 Mile Ultra Marathon Prep – Weekly Recap 10.18.20

I RAN A 50 MILE ULTRA MARATHON. That is still insane to me. I knew I would be able to survive a 50 mile race; my body and mind had been preparing to do hard things, and I knew the only way I wouldn’t finish is if I got hurt on the course.… Read the rest

Tapering for an Ultra Marathon

It has finally arrived, the 50 mile ultramarathon taper. For someone who really likes to run, not running quite as much isn’t exactly a vacation. Sure, it’s nice to sleep in a little later and have slightly more energy, but there’s also a little more anxiety and nervous energy that doesn’t have a convenient place to go.… 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

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

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

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