Speed Work

This week I finished my final round of interval training for the marathon. My speed work was really simple this training cycle and built up each week over 9 weeks. Initially I thought it would be kind of monotonous doing something similar every week and just adding on more intervals each week. My coach chose what … More Speed Work

Columbus Marathon Training – Week 14: The Long Run from Hell

Up until this point my training has been pretty uneventful. That’s a good thing and I prefer it to be that way, but it makes for some pretty boring recaps. This week I encountered the long run from Hell. Okay, that might be a bit dramatic- I actually laughed about it while telling my husband … More Columbus Marathon Training – Week 14: The Long Run from Hell

Columbus Marathon Training: Week 12 – Fall is in the Air

Week 13 starting bringing more evidence of the coming of fall. In fact, I wore a shirt most of the week during my runs!😉 I was feeling a little rough Monday morning after Sunday’s hot race so I cut my run in half, focused on recovery, and tacked the remaining miles onto runs later in … More Columbus Marathon Training: Week 12 – Fall is in the Air

Columbus Marathon Training – Week 10: Fatigue

Guys (or should I say gals?), I’m tired. The “Is-6:30-too-early-for-bed?” kind of tired, but not extreme-exhaustion tired. I had a long & busy week at work last week followed by a hard weekend of training. I found some time to unwind and relax on Saturday, but at this point in training weekends feel so short. … More Columbus Marathon Training – Week 10: Fatigue