Tagged with Training

Run Less. That Works.

Run Less. That Works.

“Man has a dream, and that’s the start…” And then he starts to follow his dream and realizes how bad an idea that was. There are currently two things dominating my thoughts: that I need to start getting ready for fall marathon training and that I am going through Disney withdrawal big time. Nothing goes … Continue reading

Goal Times

I’m going on my… Second year of running? No, wait, third. Wow. Has it been that long? Feels like just a few months. Anyway. So the thing is, as someone who had never run a day in my life, I basically took it as goal accomplished if I was able to finish a race before … Continue reading

4 Weeks and Running

One word became my rallying cry this week. It was not good and I was not sufficiently rallied. Funny thing about running, I’m not really reliable. Much like my personality, my pace is unpredictable and influenced by a myriad of known and unknown factors. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t predict who’s going … Continue reading

So help me God.

So help me God.

The St Patrick’s day 8k concluded week 2 of training for a sub 2 hour half marathon and counted as my speed work. I did in fact run 2 8:25 miles. The breakdown went something like this: mile 1 8:24 (holy shit I think I am going to crap my pants and die this pain … Continue reading

The time of the season

The time of the season

First, congratulations to Danielle for winning a copy of Frozen, which is available today for HD digital download and in case anyone in the DC metro area (or DMV for short) forgot, Elsa sent a reminder this morning. Because #Frozen is out for digital download and Elsa knows how to make an entrance. pic.twitter.com/cfl4HTXxWO — … Continue reading

Lies I tell myself

Today’s lie: I’m going to join a training group! I keep toying with the idea of joining a training group at one of the DC running stores. You know, where they have three weekly runs including some tempo work and long runs. I said I’d do it for the Marine Corps Marathon and then I … Continue reading

Running in the Rain

Running in the Rain

I was never a rainy day runner. I make no effort to hide the fact that I’m a fair weather runner and rain has, in the past, sent me scampering to the treadmill. Remember, I skipped the Superhero 1/2 this year because there was rain (and good Lifetime movies on but the rain sounds less … Continue reading

Tower of Terrifying Food and Wine

Tower of Terrifying Food and Wine

Tower of Terror and Wine & Dine have something in common beyond just the running of 10 miles: FOOD AND WINE! So, let’s start talking Food & Wine festival. I could tell you all about how much I love Food & Wine but there’s a better source for it that I will just point out … Continue reading

Training Plans

Training Plans

Fall marathon training has more or less started if you’re running Marine Corps, Chicago, or NYC. But this week marks the start of the Wine and Dine 1/2 marathon training plan available through runDisney, so when my sister called asking for guidance on how to do the training in the plan, I gave her some … Continue reading