On Saturday November 6, 2021, I got my first BQ (Boston Qualified Time) in my 3rd marathon. It all started in 2018 when I told my husband I wanted to ‘run one marathon before I turned 40’. Little did I know I would love the high mileage training so much that I’d attempt to register … Continue reading I Got the BQ! Now What?
We have had some crazy cold weather so far in 2021, that has extended throughout the United States and even affected areas in Texas where it usually doesn’t get that cold. With that being said, I know many of you runners out there can relate to the challenges of layering for the cold-especially if you … Continue reading Layering 101…and there are no awards for stupidity when running in winter!
I became a marathoner on November 17, 2019. If you’ve been reading my blog thus far, you know about my lengthy running history. If not, check out the ‘about me’ section. As a runner since the age of 12, and having been part of track and cross country teams, I never remotely thought I’d run … Continue reading I’m Now a Marathoner
I did a track workout a couple weeks ago, and it brought back memories of racing in grade school and high school. The difference, as I can recall, is this time I had to maintain very specific paces. I don’t really recall being coached to run a specific pace in my younger years of running. … Continue reading Track Running
I am currently in the middle of week 5 of marathon training, and so far, it feels easy. Maybe a bit too easy. For some reason I think I thought that in order to prepare for the daunting task of running 26.2 miles, I would have to have an extremely challenging plan. So I started … Continue reading Marathon Training, Here We Come!
In a recent run with one of my friends, the topic of running slower than your expected race pace came up. Mostly because he was concerned he was "slowing me down" by running with me, as he hadn't been running as much lately. Well, I told him that I need to be running 1-2 minutes … Continue reading Run Slow to Run Fast
I'm in week 11 of 14 on my half marathon training plan and this training cycle has been like no other. For one, I'm training with a running group that has an actual coach who gives us advice on how to improve and has actual speed work plans for us each week. We also have … Continue reading My Latest Race
I have been taking some time to work on my half marathon training plan the past couple of weeks, and I think I've decided what I'm going to do. I came to my decision in a rather unexpected way. Towards the end of December one of my running friends asked if I was going to … Continue reading Training Plans and Running Clubs
I have a confession to make. I am not happy with the way I have been running lately. I am not sure when it began, but I feel as though I'm in a rut as far as progression goes. But it isn't even that unfortunately. I feel like I may be getting slower. This displeases … Continue reading The Struggle is Real