Well, there seems to be a pattern here, because my first week of marathon recovery was pretty non-traditional as well. And not in a good way.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Running a marathon is not easy. Sure, we all train for the big day, but even with a perfect training plan, there's no guarantee race day will be a perfect scenario for those 26.2 miles.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Have you ever done a repeat marathon?
I have done many repeat half marathons (as well as 10-milers, 10K's and 5K's)...but to return to the course of a marathon, and run those same 26.2 miles a second time? Well, can you just see all the (implied)(assumed)(self-initiated) stress that could erupt? (let me give you a hint.....pretending I had NO interest WHATSOEVER in PR'ing the course was part of my plan)
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Have (running) shoes: will travel.
Have you ever employed that philosophy? It's only in recent years that I've started bringing my running gear along on vacation excursions. I'm not an avid "gotta-run-everyday" kind of runner, after all. As much as I love to run, I also embrace a few days away from it every now and then (it's called "balance").
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Although Dam to Dam is my favorite event every year (sorry, that's only the 126th time I've mentioned that in a blog post), it's not always my goal race. Sure, I always hope to run it strong and stay ahead of the game with fuel and hydration. I also have enjoyed a few PR's at unexpected times. Since this race is always right after Memorial Day, though. It's a relatively "early" event in regards to summer racing...so I usually have other bigger events on my summer roster.