If you still haven't sent in your results of your Snowbuster race, it is now too late. Sorry, but I warned you.
The number of participants were down slightly from last year, but the competition was pretty fierce and the fun was universal, except perhaps my solo effort that ended up with an 8 minute positive splits and plenty o' walking. But let's let that go for now.
While he didn't actually enter or was even likely to be aware there was a Snowbuster going on last weekend, I'm still go
I’ve been holding out on switching from the full to the half at New Jersey. But why? I think I was trying to give myself one last hoorah before I call it quits on long distance running (for a while). I also let it float into my mind that I shouldn’t be travelling so far to just run a half marathon (even though I’ve been doing it the past three years for Rehoboth!). Obviously, I haven’t fully embraced the JFR status yet. I’m not allowing myself to just go ahead and do it.
Deciding to go t
I’m Back…running/training again that is! And hopefully as a more active member of this community.
I wrote this entry back in September 2018 and never posted it, not sure why, but I think I got distracted by running/walking and taking care of my new little girl. We have been blessed with a fun-loving, smiley little girl that is laid-back, but constantly moving, and very easy to keep happy. I absolutely love being the mom of this wonderful girl!
Sept 2018 - I am preparing myself for th
I love that Dave puts together the Snowbuster Pikermi every year. I always enter, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually run a hard 13.1 miles for it. I typically take the longest or best run that I have within that date range and enter it. This year the weekend fell 3 weeks before my next marathon, so I had my longest long run of this cycle planned – a 23 miler!
After a really rough patch in January, I took 8 days off running and decided I wasn’t going to run my March marathon after a
Inspired by all the recent posts, I thought I'd do a quick write-up about my Snowbuster "Race". I'm at work and basically buried in looming deadlines, but what the heck?!!
The only other time I did the Snowbuster was 2017. I did that one as part of a 14 mile run that was primarily with my running group. Two years ago, I was routinely running longer than most of them, so the first half was with the group and eventually I was alone toward the end. I just made a point of noting my 13.1 time.
Since Phoenix my muscles in my lower abdomen have been hurting every single time I run. It's so frustrating. (If I'm honest this pain started around Rehoboth -- December. I thought it would go away by now. 😕)
Anyway I did a nice 6 miler last week that was fairly peppy but left me really sore. After that run I decided to pull the plug on running. We've officially broken up until 3/17.
My Snowbuster entry is being submitted under the "Unconventional" Category -- a triathlon of sorts if y
I've already got Boston on my weather app. Spring is coming, right?
So, six weeks sounds pretty close. Still plenty of time to get in better shape though (thank God). I've got three more heavy weeks planned and a gradual taper. So far I have been able to stick to my plan. Haven't missed any runs yet. No real injuries to derail me. Just the usual aches, pains and constant fatigue. Last night I slept ten hours. It was wonderful.
So, let's see. A week ago I was supposed to do 17. I met up w
"...goin wherever it leads..."
Geez, it’s been awhile.
Last time I blooped was what, well before Wineglass? Yep. I went to Corning and ran a half marathon with Aubree and Tim (it’s been so long that I have no idea what the loop names are anymore) and had a great time pacing with Tim for Aubree’s sub- 1:45. Some belated pics, because I know how much everyone loves to see #raceface.
I also ran a 5k with Juliet, who is a tiny little bundle of running awesomeness...
If I live to run a billion miles, I'm certain I'll never make real, honest and education assumptions about what pace I should run on a given race day. Generally, I'm almost adequate with the easy run, taking off and adjusting how fast I go to get through the miles I have planned. For racing? Not so much.
I really enjoyed the first half of this winter of 2018-19. Nice weather, no snow to speak of. But the old man recovered his mojo for the second half and has pretty much destroyed the slow
February 2019 in Review
Total mileage for the month: 245.0
Jan. 28-Feb. 3: 3 (2:06 strength training, 12:52 cross-training)
Feb. 4-10: 30.3 (2:00 strength training, 8:10 cross-training)
Feb. 11-17: 73.4 (1:57 strength training, 2:00 cross-training)
Feb. 18-24: 85.6 (2:35 strength training)
Feb. 25-March 3: projected at 90 if all goes as planned - peak week!
It's important to look at these totals within the bigger picture; before the off/li
If Jen and Angie were not coming into my hometown to pace a half marathon, I would have never found myself at the start of the Suwanee Half Marathon on Sunday morning. They both signed up to pace in 2018 when I was freshly out of the boot and unsure of my running future.
Sidenote: Jen ran a 100 miler the prior weekend. Angie ran a 100 miler 3 weeks ago. Both had run races already since! My friends are badasses.
The weekend snuck up on me and I realized as it got close, I n
Tuesday - Sunny and 31. Took a chance that the walks would be clear enough. They were, for the most part. Did have to stop my out section a tad short and add on at the end to get the full six miles. Stopped at the rehab center where the Amazing Amanda has fixed me up a few times. The last time I was there was August, working on the knee. I don't know if they cared, but I thought it would be nice to drop in and say hi. Sadly, it appears that Tuesday is their early day and they were gone. But the
I go to a local run club on occasion, however, I haven’t been in months. In fact, the last time I went was November 29th! Wowza! I hadn’t realized it’d been that long until I searched for the last one on Strava. I typically run alone unless I go to run club or if I get to runch with my gal pals at work on Fridays. I enjoy getting to share some run time with others and am grateful when it happens.
The Denver Milk Market and bRUNch Running have teamed up to host a fun brunch run the last
I’m down to my last pair of Saucony Triumphs 3’s. Since last year was a bust I still was hoarding a couple pairs at the beginning of last year because the Triumph 4’s were TRASH. Luckily the 5’s are a better iteration, so while I’ll be disappointed I won’t have another pair, I’m comfortable with the 5’s being the new go to shoe after my last pair of 3’s cross the rainbow bridge. I could tell you how much I loved the 3’s but why take my word for it?
“Fact. These are running shoes.” ~
This one goes back to the days of Just Fucking Running. I rarely cared about my pace and was still fast. This is what I want to get back to…
Race Report: The News & Observer Old Reliable 10K Run
Raleigh, NC – November 2011
Run as fast as you can for as long as you can. That was my motto about 5 minutes after I started the race.
Since the 50K (North Face Georgia) on October 15th, I’ve ran about five times; junk miles mostly. I wasn’t planning on anythi
Hello again. I know, I just blooped. But hey, why not. Remember when there used to be twenty new bloops a day? You'd put one up and it would be off the front page in a matter of hours? Well, I just felt like writing again, so here I am.
I'm tired and I feel old. Just finished a nine mile run with 4x1 mile intervals and plenty of rest in between. I was by myself running along the beach. It's a run I have done often before. Normally I run the speedy miles in the 6:40-6:55 range. Well, normal
I tried starting this post on Loopsters but then for some reason even though it was in draft form some people could see it. Deleted it until I had time to finish it. Wrote it in WordPress.
Hi. My name is Eliz and I'm afraid to go fast.
I'm your typical Goldilocks character. I like to challenge myself (I go on adventures through the woods and have no problem staying with strangers that I have never met before), but I also like to be comfortable. In my ideal world, the temperature would always be 72 degrees, except when I'm running outside, then it would be about 68 degrees. The perfect shoe has a wide toe and about 1/4 inch of room from where my longest toe ends and the front
I’ve been thinking about this training plan and marathon business a lot lately, and it’s brought up some interesting thoughts and questions.
I’ve been a runner since my junior year of high school (1997) – twenty two years. I’ve run at different capacities during my life:
High school cross-country team where I was flying by the seat of my pants and just doing what my coach told me to do. I don’t remember running much outside of practice and meets, so I was just doing it to be on the t
More snow and cold temps. Ice all over the place. Only one actual run last week - 5 miles that was mostly OK. Did have to run on some crusty grass for a way, then duck into a neighborhood so I could use the street. Three stair sessions, including 45 minutes as my Saturday long run. Another storm coming in tomorrow morning, but it's supposed to turn to rain by afternoon and then the daily highs are going to push 50 by the weekend. Hoping that'll be enough to clear things out and I can safely get
Ramping up to marathon training tends to make one tired. I know, it's kind of obvious. But, dang, I re-learn it every time.
In the two weeks since my 10K race, I've been stepping up. My new schedule is two days on, one day off; Up from running every other day. I plan to stick with that for the rest of marathon training. I laid out my next eight week schedule to get me to the taper, and it looks doable, but there will be fatigue.
The week of 2/4:
- Monday I rested, since it was
I have never been a morning person. I don’t understand morning people. I’m not sure I even trust morning people. I don’t think the day should start until 11:30 am. Before that time, my level of motor function is akin to those beetles that get flipped upside down and flop around helplessly unless someone pushes them back over. And my cognitive state is such that it feels like everyone is speaking to me in Portuguese. I don’t speak Portuguese. As a result, I am usually an insufferably irritable as
Insanity or hopeful determination? I'm not sure where my repeated tries at properly training for a marathon fits, but I'm over it. Time and time again I fail at this, and each time I still try to convince myself that this is what I really want, and you can do it this time.
I'm over stressing week after week that I'm not hitting the numbers. I'm over worrying about whether or not I'm going to get so far behind that I could injure myself if I keep going. I'm over trying to hold this standard
Sweet Mags: What in the hell are you doing?
Rob: What the hell does it look like I’m doing? I’m blooping.
Sweet Mags: Good golly! I haven’t heard you talk about those losers- er I mean Loopsters in like a hot minute.
Rob: Well, if you recollect last year was a bust. I ran like 3 miles total last year after screwing up my back. Didn’t even get to go to Rehoboth to spectate in a sparkle skirt cause I was sicker than a dog. Sad times.
Sweet Mags: Oh yeah, I remember you wh
With Groundhog Day behind us, and with spring beginning it's annual battle with the end of winter (losing so far, at least where I live), it's time for the annual Snowbuster Festival of Races. This is the fifth year, and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm really hoping the Snowbuster will actually bust the snow this year. Maybe I'm just getting old and cranky. The thought of more days of weather and slippery conditions keeping me indoors for stairs or that silly cross training stuff is not