Richmond Marathon – You Can’t Always Get What you Want (The Blog I Don’t Want to Write)

Hello everyone! I hope you've had great weekends in whatever you're doing. If you've been reading these, you might know that this weekend was the Richmond Marathon, which I trained hard for 16 weeks to prepare for with the hopes of a Boston Marathon Qualifier. Unfortunately, things just didn't work out the way that I'd …

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Marathon Training Week 12 – It’s Too Hot for a Penguin to be Just RUNNING Around Here

First person to name the origin of my post title wins a prize! NOTE: The prize is my adoration and a tip of my cap. Another training week is in the books (or on Strava/Garmin Connect). Week 12 consisted of some more awful heat with mile repeats, a long tempo cut short and an "easy" …

Athletes Run!

Hello! I wasn't anticipating writing anything until this weekend, but I had some thoughts this morning and felt like getting them out somewhere. Brooke, MC and I finished up a very tough 8 mile tempo this morning (Bethany and Wade showed up too, but did their own things). The plan was 10 but the heat …

Marathon Training Week 10 – The Early Bird Gets Fatigued (and the Worm)

Good morning, friends! I'm feeling refreshed and ready to go this morning after sleeping in until (gasp!) 7:40. Longer runs and life had me waking up pretty early all week and I could feel the wheels starting to fall off yesterday. I needed this rest.  Week 10 started out poorly, but rebounded into a week …