UltraMarathon Drop Bag Tips

I RAN A 100K RACE!  Which is incredible, and hard, and a little bit traumatic if I’m being completely honest.  But it was an amazing experience, and I want to do a full race recap with all of the details later this week. … Read the rest

100K UltraMarathon Taper

This was the second week of my 100k taper.  This is definitely the longest taper I’ve ever programmed, but I think it will pay off on race day.  It was definitely a weird week between Christmas and New Years.  I worked Monday through Wednesday, and then had Thursday and Friday off for the holiday. … Read the rest

5 Things That Have Made Me A Better Trail Runner

A little over a year ago, I started the adventure of trail running.  Transitioning from roads to trails was an adventure that was full of less than graceful falls, lots of running gear experimentation, and very long race days.  At this point, I am by no means a professional trail runner; maybe not even a very good one. … Read the rest

Strength Training for Runners

Mileage stayed up this, but I had a few more struggles than last week.  It’s finally the last month of training, and I am beyond ready for a little training break after this race.  My CrossFit box started a new strength cycle this week, which meant retesting some of the olympic lifts to get 1 rep max numbers to base percentages off of. … Read the rest

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