Party for 1

And that’s a wrap. If you’re looking at the stats, this is my strongest training cycle to date. I am a numbers and facts person when it comes to competing and I need to see the data to believe it. My half marathon went from 1:29 to 1:28, my 5k went from a 19:32 to…

Week 11: Taper + Tears + Gillian

I haven’t had a good cry in like four weeks…and that’s a LONG time for me. I got it out by crying multiple times a day for no reason. Happy video on Instagram = tears. My car getting smashed into while parked = tears (I’m fine, my car was parked and I wasn’t there). Tears…

Week 10: I’ve Peaked!

I actually don’t think my body has caught up with the fact that I have peaked in mileage and made it to taper already. Honestly THANK GOD. My last cycle was 20 weeks…and as you can see here, I am only at Week 10 so this truly flew by. I will try to remember the…

Week 9: Two Week Peak

Alright people, peak week(s) has arrived. You know what that means – narcolepsy, all the food, and all the fun. Seriously though, I will re-iterate what I said last week, this is the MOST rested I have ever felt going into a peak week and it is fantastic. Things I have said to the ladies…

Week 8: Dip it Low

This was my last “down” week before two weeks of peak training and two weeks of taper. If you followed along with my Boston training, you will notice that this is completely different. I had an aggressive summer, hit 65 miles in August and September, and then backed off for a bit by the end…

Week 6/7: Food with a Side of Mileage

Coming back from a lot of conferences post half marathon and a LOT of dinners out over the past two weeks. My mileage is dipping before three very aggressive weeks (this is a lot lower mileage than Boston currently) and I am trying not to get in my head about all the work that has…

Week 5: Test 1, 2, 3!

The Sunday scaries were worse than ever this week as I hopped off a plane from Aruba and stuffed my face with Ernesto’s and Ben & Jerry’s. I had only run 45 miles in Aruba and had a pretty light week coming up because I had a half marathon planned in NH to test out…

Week 3/4 – Highlights Reel

I have been seriously neglecting keeping track of my workouts and even thoroughly meal planning these days. It has been a crazy summer filled with weddings and travel, so I will do a highlights of the last few weeks! Week 3 I had two workouts and a long run this week. My training partner of…

Leah O – Charles River Marathon BQ/PR

As I mentioned earlier this Summer, I started taking on new coaching clients. This was the first time I’ve ever coached someone who I’d never met before and so far I have three new ladies who you’ll get to know over time. Leah was my first client and her email to me made my eyebrows…

Week 2: Can’t Stop This Sweat

Another extremely hot week this past week and I am officially over the humidity and the summer. It is September and I am gearing up my Fall playlist, sweatshirts, and hot coffee! I still didn’t do any sort of impressive food prep this week because of weekend travel, but I am hoping to jump back…