I wasn't quite sure how the race was going to go. A lot of my training runs lately have been a struggle. Even holding my goal pace (5:30/mile) has proven to be extremely challenging for just one or two miles let alone 15.5.
When deciding how I was going to run the race, I wanted to look back and see how I did last time I ran the 25k in 2017. I always keep a detailed log of my swim/bike/runs, how I feel during them, and my paces. Not just so I can share them with you, but so I can look back and see what worked and what didn’t.
Travel, Racing, Life
In between adventures with my dad and friends was the real reason I made the trip to Colorado in the first place: the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting. While the meetings and presentations are exciting for me, they don't make great reading material for you! :P So I'll get to the really important stuff...cinnamon rolls and running!
Travel, Family, Racing, Triathlon
Well, the summer has just started and I've already had some pretty amazing adventures.
Racing, Travel, Family
Well, I made it back to Boston to try and earn some redemption from my race last year. For those of you who want to know how last year's race went, click here. The ultra-short version, I had my worst marathon ever, missed my goal time by 25 minutes, and was defeated by the beast of Boston.
But this year would be different. This year I would redeem myself…or would I?
Don't you know you're not supposed to call it a "Report"??
Racing, Family, Travel
After the race: tired, sore, and HUNGRY!
I know I'm going to have a lot to say about the race, so I want to write down the chronicles of what I go through before, during, and after the race. So here is the BEFORE.
I haven't been able to run for 3 weeks. It has sucked. The Boston Marathon is in 3 weeks. It is not good to take 3 weeks off from running 3 weeks before a marathon.
Skip to the Takeaways section if you just want a quick run-down of the goings on of this post. Otherwise, read on and enjoy!
Today is my dad's 55th birthday and because he's so cool, he decided to run a marathon! Since my race season is over, I got to spectate alongside mom and cheer him on as he has done for me so many times. I also joined him for the last 4.5 miles!