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Race Recap: BMO Phoenix Marathon

Or, “The Race That Probably Shouldn’t Have Been a BQ, but I Somehow Managed It Anyway”

I’m sitting here Sunday afternoon, watching the snow fall and trying to figure out how to write this post.  2,293 more words

Phoenix Marathon

I did it. 

Phoenix Marathon: 3:34:43

It was painful and a literal sprint to the finish, but I pulled that BQ with 17 seconds to spare! 

Phoenix Marathon

Hitting a wall

In distance running or any endurance sport, hitting a wall can occur when your body runs out of energy. I have hit a wall as early as mile 16 and as late as mile 22. 631 more words

Women's Running

Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Coaching Certification

In the beginning of the summer of 2014, there was an email sent from a fellow runner about the RRCA Coaching Certification program and a class being offered in Chicago on November 15th and 16th.   624 more words

Chicago Marathon Recovery and Base Building for Boston!

It’s been a month since the Chicago Marathon and I have been thoroughly enjoying some rest time.  I did two back to back training cycles with no break- Bayshore Marathon in May 2014 and then Chicago in October 2014.   675 more words

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." I qualified for Boston!

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” I kept reciting this line from one of my favorite running books: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running… 2,057 more words


2014 Boston Marathon Race Recap

Chill out on the first 5 miles. First run in these brand new shoes. Enjoy the madness. Salty face. Side stitch. GUs every 5. Thank God for vasoline on a stick. 828 more words