Race Recovery, Holidays, and Winter Training!

Hello, folks! I'm still here, but things have been busy. After Richmond, I took my usual week off to recover. I felt pretty good after the race but knew that my body needed another break. I headed up to my parent's house for the week of Thanksgiving and enjoyed a few runs around their town, …

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2017 Chicago Marathon Training: The First Month

Now that I'm four weeks in, I thought I'd reflect on how my first month of training has gone. Strength Training I've kept up with my 45-minute strength class for the first four weeks. Attending a class at the beginning of the week (Tuesday) is really helping me stay motivated to continue getting up to …

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The Guilt-Free Brunch Half Marathon

There were some pretty awesome running things happening on Saturday here in Richmond. Satrday, I ran the Guilt-Free Brunch Half Marathon. Spoiler alert: This wasn't a "real" half marathon. There was no race expo, entry fee, or medals. A few of the women I run with didn't get their "calendars or wallets" in sync to …

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Shamrock Training Update: One Month Down & Christmas Recap

One month down! This first four weeks of training were a bit of a whirlwind. Between the move and starting a new job, this first phase flew by. I was able to stick to my training plan, but I was very conscious about the fact that I was mostly just going through the motions. This …

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