First I PR'd and then I said YES!
To be honest, I have been MIA on blogging for the past few weeks. I was exhausted and worn out almost every day BUT I finally made it to my taper! That's right, I only have 18 days until the Big Sur International Marathon (WOOHOO!). I don't think I have ever been so happy to make … Continue reading It’s TAPER Time!
For a week that started with me falling on the ground, I couldn't have imagined a better ending. Yes, I fell - and I must add that I was only walking to my car in a flat parking lot... Bruised knees but what else is new? In better news, this week was a peak week … Continue reading BSIM Training Week 13
This past week was one of those weeks where every run was perfect. I ran my fastest tempo. I ran my longest run of the year. I ran the most hills on a run ever. Yet most of all, I received this little piece of inspiration this week, "every day is a gift", from Momentum … Continue reading BSIM Training Week 12
I'm baaaack! Well, kind of. The focus last week was to add some miles back in slowly and make sure that I wasn't pushing any injury too much. Monday - 5.2 miles, slow and easy. Tuesday - cross training day. Wednesday - 3 miles on the treadmill to minimize the impact on my foot. Thursday … Continue reading BSIM Training Week 11
Welp, this blog post is long overdue. I was avoiding this recap of last week because I was mostly sidelined with a couple aches and pains. Although it was a rough week, it wouldn't be marathon training without any injuries, right? Growing up playing basketball and many other sports, I have run into injury after injury. We … Continue reading BSIM Training Week 10
What a fun and challenging week to put in the books. My legs are definitely still feeling it this morning. You will notice that I took more rest days but ran more quality runs this week. Just a picture of part of our Fleet Feet group having fun on the trail this weekend! Monday - … Continue reading BSIM Training Week 9
Last week was definitely a building week for my training. The miles became longer but my effort was easier. Monday - Fartlek (4 min, 3 min, 2 min, 1 min) - 8.1 miles! A system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied to eliminate boredom and enhance psychological aspects of … Continue reading BSIM Training Week 8
Oops, a little late this week! Ironically, this week's focus has been on journaling my runs and really paying attention to effort. If you are not already keeping a journal of your training, I highly recommend it. It is also really fun to see your progress! Monday - Speed workout with FleetFeet, 5x1000s which came … Continue reading BSIM Training Week 7
Another tough week in the books! While last week challenged me with weather, this week challenged me with being sick. This week I received an important reminder from a friend who sent me this awesome piece from Momentum Jewelry that says, "just breathe". As runners, we often get caught up in our training when we … Continue reading BSIM Training Week 6