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 11: Fatigue
This season I knew I really needed to commit to strength training in order to reach my goals for the fall. I decided to sign up for a HIIT class specifically designed for runners. I thought it would be a good way to get the right strength training in and with it being HIIT it… More What I Love About My HIIT Class
Ohhhhh, we’re half way there. Ooooh-OH, living on a prayer! These past nine weeks have truly flown by. Week nine was tough and I’m starting to get really tired. I think a big part of that is due to the heat. Last summer was fairly mild, but August is back with a vengeance. My husband… More Columbus Marathon Training: Week 9 – Half Way There!
Marathon training is tough This is obvious, but it’s the biggest truth about marathon training. Not only is it physically hard, it’s mentally hard. Trying to juggle work, home, life in general while putting in 5-6 days of running a week is tough. Sometimes it’s not the actual run that’s tough, but having the energy to… More Truths About Marathon Training
I’m rejoicing that I’m half way to taper to distract myself from the fact that I’m entering the hardest part of training. I had my longest long run so far this past weekend. I’m doing more longer-runs in this training cycle. That seems to get a lot of criticism and “you should’t do that” comments… More Columbus Marathon Training: Week 8 – Half Way to Taper
It’s been over a year since I’ve done one of these posts and a lot has changed since then, plus that was a winter post and what we eat in the heat of the summer is a little different. We both love to cook so that’s the norm in our home. We still eat out, but… More A Week of Dinner – Part 2
Ooooh man, it’s really starting to feel like marathon training now. Between the mileage, starting speed work this week, longer long runs, etc., the fatigue is beginning to set in. On top of that it’s really the peak of the summer so just like everywhere else it. is. HOT. Trying to stay hydrated in the intense humidity has… More Columbus Marathon Training – Week Seven: Getting in the Thick of It
Six weeks down. 10 weeks until taper. 12 weeks until race day! Week six started out rough, more mentally than physically. Because we were traveling Sunday I had taken Monday off from work. The post-trip blues hit me hard and I found myself really wishing I had another day with my cousins. My mind was… More Columbus Marathon Training – Week Six: Heat Wave!
Week five seems like a distant memory by now. It was another hot week, but my body seems to be adapting well. This was my first week with some faster paced runs (basically easy pace minus 30 seconds) and I was really happy with how the week went. I kicked it off with my minus… More Columbus Marathon Training – Week Five: Family Reunion Weekend
A whole month of training is in the books. Four weeks in and I’m feeling pretty good. This past week felt like a whirl-wind. My in-laws were in town on Monday (and had been all weekend) for July 4th. Then on Wednesday I didn’t feel well in the morning and stayed home from work. I… More Columbus Marathon Training – Week Four