So this is it! After all the training, after the first marathon being cancelled, after another twenty miler, the time has almost come: Marathon Time! Marathon Number Four! Time for the X Country Marathon in Tampa, Florida - Alafia park, to be exact. Next week at this time I will be about an hour and a half into my fourth 26.2. Fourth!! I am so excited! Mom is coming up; … [Read more...] about Marathon Time! One Week and Counting
For the past four months I've been in full out training for the Ft. Myers marathon. I stuck to my plan. I worked hard. I had a lousy eighteen miler due to the heat but a phenomenal twenty miler. I was on point with my time, and I felt strong going into my taper. I was ready to go! Then, last week, I got an email: the race has been cancelled. Postponed, they … [Read more...] about Marathon Cancelled: Adapt. Overcome.
Here we go! I'm ten days out from my fourth marathon and getting my you know what in order! I'm so excited I've been selected to test out the new AfterShokz Trekz Air!! Squeeeeee!! I hope to get them in the mail within the next few days so I can start running with them. Since I don't typically use headphones unless I'm racing (I put my phone in my vest pocket and … [Read more...] about Preparing for the 26.2
Well, I can't believe that my race will happen in just over two weeks! I'm staring at a 20 miler on Sunday and then rest and recovery! It seems to have happened so fast! Here are my thoughts leading up to my long run on Sunday. Need to ensure I have enough liquid if the humidity returns. At this point it is low seventies in the AM, which is perfect. However, this AM … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: 2 Weeks and Counting
My daughter has been working out since last soccer season, keeping in shape so she'd be ready to go this year. She took up some running, and recently ran a 5K with me. She runs on her own a few times each week. She practices toe touches, and we head to the fields on the weekends to practice shooting. This year she would be a lead defender first string going into the year. … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Dealing with Setbacks, In Life and In Fitness