One of the things I loved about racing was the number of people standing on the sides cheering. I do much better when I have an audience, and it certainly helped push me through the tough parts of the race today. A lot of the spectators had funny signs; I wish I had gotten pictures … Continue reading Race Day Signs
Half Marathon Training
Four months and 474 miles of training, and just like that it's over. This morning, we got up at 4:15-- don't worry, we were both in bed asleep by 9:30 the night before--and were out the door at 4:45 to drive 45 minutes to Wilmington. We parked at the finish of the race, and took … Continue reading Race Day!
My Half Marathon Playlist!
With nearly twenty weeks of training under my belt, I think I've finally finished putting my race-day playlist together. My workout playlist (which I used on most runs during training) was a constantly evolving beast, which for most of training was just called "Workout 3" because it was the third in a series of workout … Continue reading My Half Marathon Playlist!
Week 19 Check In
So here we are. I'm late with this post (again... sorry midterms are kicking my butt) but our race is one week from yesterday! This morning I had a great run, I felt good and ran fast. I did "death loop" which is about 4.3 miles with a 268 foot elevation, but my times were all … Continue reading Week 19 Check In
Week 17 Check-In
Since we did our (last!) long run on Friday, I kind of forgot about this past week's check-in. Whoops... Well, our last long run- 12.5 miles- is officially done. Now we start to taper for a few weeks before it's finally race day! Two days ago I got this amazing care package from Haley (well, … Continue reading Week 17 Check-In
Week 16 Check-In
Saturday-funday-long run day? Doesn't quite have the same ring... Due to Em's schedule, we moved our long run up a day, which meant that I ran 30.8 miles this week, and that we ended up skipping two runs (whoops). Our run actually went a lot better than the past few weeks. It was a little chilly, … Continue reading Week 16 Check-In
A Great Running Buddy…
On my run today, I was thinking about what makes Em and I such great running buddies, and I've complied a small list. A great running buddy: ... Is supportive When Em tripped and fell down at the end of a long run, and I just laughed at her and kept running.* ...Is Encouraging When … Continue reading A Great Running Buddy…
Yoga: A Runner’s Best Friend
Today we have a snow day (yay!), so I've decided to use this extra time to do some snow-filled yoga practicing! Those who know me know that I have been a yoga enthusiast for a few years now. Though my ever-changing schedule dictates how often I can hit the mat, I usually go to one … Continue reading Yoga: A Runner’s Best Friend
Week 15 Check-In
It's crazy that we're already at week 15! Sometimes it feels like we've been training for two days, and then other times it feels like we've been training for two years... I think it's safe to say that Em and I are feeling the burnout right about now. We shortened one of runs last week … Continue reading Week 15 Check-In
Week 14 Check-In
11 miles on Sunday was difficult: we were sore from our Friday workout, it was hot outside, and we're running out of new places around campus to run. Most greeted that 65 degree, sunny Sunday morning with delight. Em and I were somewhat less than enthused. We prefer it on the cold side, because when … Continue reading Week 14 Check-In