Core Resources for Runners and Healthier PB Chocolate Chip Cake

Have you heard about the Core and Cake Party?! Check out The Arty Runnerchick’s website, but the idea is that she is going to be writing about core work and cake, and has invited others to join in the fun! I couldn’t resist putting together a post about the core…and I even included a “cake” […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 13…Taper Begins

Well I made it through the hardest physical part of the training…the peak weeks, high mileage, and hardest workouts. Unfortunately I can’t say “I’m feeling great and ready for this race!” but I will get to that later in the post. Here’s how last week went: Week of 3/16/14- 3/22/14 Sunday 3/16: 60 minutes reflexion […]

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Rock N Roll USA 1/2 Marathon Race Recap

Now that some time has passed since the DC 1/2 marathon, I wanted to share my experience there (even though I wasn’t “racing”!) My day started at 4am. I wanted to get on the first metro at 5am, because the last time I ran this race I remember the metro being PACKED. I had to […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 12 and Race Reflections

As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I ran in the Rock N Roll USA half marathon in DC this Saturday. I am going to do a post about the race, but today’s post will include some of my thoughts about my experience running this weekend. I’ll start by recapping the training week: Week of 3/9/14- […]

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Last Minute Race Plans!

Happy Friday! Has this week felt long to anyone else? I always think that March drags because there are no holidays or school breaks. Lately, its seemed even worse because the winter continues to linger. At least most years by the time March comes around the weather is getting warmer and giving us a taste […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 11 and Giving up Facebook

Week of 3/2/14- 3/8/14 Sunday 3/2: 8.2miles easy (9:32 pace), drills, Quick Strength for Runners Week 4 (Part 1) Monday 3/3: Rest, 45 minutes easy yoga  (Snow day) Tuesday 3/4: 8 terrible treadmill miles, PM- Pilates for Runners DVD Wednesday 3/5: 12 miles with 8 mile progression run in the middle (9:10 pace overall), core, Quick […]

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Confessions of a Weak Glute Runner

A few weeks ago I wrote about how sitting too much leads my hips to get tight and low back to start bothering me. I have also complained time and time again about how much I hate running on the treadmill. My injury history is lengthy, and somewhat connected: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, hip labral […]

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Raleigh Marathon Training Week 10 and More Snow?

Week of 2/23/14-3/1/14 Sunday 2/23: 6.1 miles easy (9:20 pace), drills, Quick Strength for Runners Week 3 (Part 1) Monday 2/24: AM- 12 miles with 3 x 2 miles at HMP (8:51 pace overall), core work, PM- Body Pump Tuesday 2/25: AM-6.2 miles easy (9:40 pace overall), PM- Pilates for Runners DVD Wednesday 2/26: 12.1 miles […]

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