Lessons learned from marathon #3

Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon

Every race is a learning experience for me – usually because I make a lot of ridiculous mistakes.  The best thing I can do is identify where I went wrong and make sure I don’t do the same thing next time.  For the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon, I took into account all of the [...]

15 miles and a stroller

My view for 15 miles

Saturday morning, I was all dressed and set to head out the door for my 15 mile run.  While chatting with hubby, he suggested that maybe I could wait until Sunday for my long run and run with him.  I knew 15 miles with the stroller would be tough, but our training schedules (he’s training [...]

22 miles!

Ignore the 7:46 pace - apparently long runs make my watch delusional too

This morning, I tackled my longest run before the Rock ‘N Roll USA Marathon – 22 miles.  I’ve already done a 21 mile and a 20 mile run so 22 should be a piece of cake, right? Haha, I don’t think so. I was super excited about this run because it was with Team in [...]

Another one of those runs

My week started off with a fantastic run on Monday.  Wednesday’s run was less than stellar.  I did a short 3 mile run with Zain in the stroller that might as well have been a 20 mile run because I struggled for every mile. Yesterday, I had another awesome run to balance it out.  I [...]

One of those runs…

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…that reminded me why I love to run.  The truth is that I love to run like 95% of the time, but that other 5% can really drag me down.  Thankfully, there are the fantastic runs that stand out and remind me why I lace up my running shoes and hit the pavement. In my [...]

Runner’s high

Miles: 20 Gels: 3 Fluids: Nuun and water Entertainment: mostly music from Glee, that’s right – I love Glee! I had another 20 mile run on the schedule this weekend.  My plan was to once again join the group I ran with last weekend.  Zain ended up waking up a bajillion times on Friday night [...]

Stepping out of my comfort zone

On Saturday, I was scheduled to run 20 miles.  I knew if I tried to run 20 miles by myself, I would have a tough run.  I would lose my focus and my motivation.  I’ve been doing the majority of my long runs alone for the past year.  Sometimes, I don’t mind.  I enjoy the [...]