Traveler Beer New England Half Marathon Recap

1:43:40 (7:55 pace); Overall: 118/984; AG (F20-29): 10/120; Gender: 32/320 Long time, no talk! Life has been super busy with work and fall activities but I’m back with a half marathon recap! A few months ago my college friend Robin asked me if I wanted to visit her in New Hampshire and run a half marathon.  After going back and forth I decided to go for it because I would get to see her and run, what could be better! I drove out on Saturday morning and we stayed with her aunt and uncle who live close to the race start. The race didn’t start until 930 which was nice because it gave me time to get up and do my thing.  I had a rice cake with almond butter, banana and honey as my pre race meal.  I knew immediately it was going to be an interesting day because […]

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Back At It

Well after a short break from structured training I’m back at it one more time for the year.  I just signed up for the Traveler Beer New England Half Marathon in New Hampshire on October 23.  One of my best friends lives out there and it didn’t take much to convince me to join her. It’s only 3 weeks away but with a solid base already I have no doubt I’ll be ready to go.  I don’t see a PR coming but that’s fine with me, I just love the distance!  My plan is to workout 5-6 times a week. I’ll probably swim and bike (on the trainer) once a week, in addition to 3-4 days of running- 1 long, 1 mid length at easy pace, 1 speed workout and then whatever else I’m feeling.  That’s the plan but we all know life gets in the way sometimes.  Triathlon training really […]

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Rest and Relaxation

For the first time in weeks I had a workout that felt great.  I don’t mean great in the sense that I hit amazing paces or did a crazy distance but its been a while since I have felt genuinely awake and happy during a workout. This got me thinking about what we do to our bodies.  As athletes, we are constantly pushing ourselves to extremes, and it’s honestly what we thrive on.  But at what point do we realize that enough is enough, to step back and rest our bodies? If you recall I did a Half Ironman and a Half Marathon back to back weekends.  At the time I thought it was no big deal and I would be ready to start training for my next race in no time.  However, after the half marathon, I felt off; struggling to get up in the morning, unmotivated, and tired in general. […]

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