Running

Racing

2019 Amway River Bank Run 25K

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

ACSM- Denver

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!

Racing, Travel, Family

2017 Boston Marathon

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?

Travel, Racing, Family

Boston Marathon: THE Boston Marathon

  • I had some lofty goals which included finishing in a time of 2:25:00 (avg. pace 5:32/mile)
  • I was coming off an injury that forced me to take almost 5 weeks off from running outside with just 6 weeks to go before the marathon 
  • It was hot (71) and windy (10+ mph headwind)
  • I was CRUISING through the first 10k (avg. pace 5:32) and felt fan-freaking-tastic!
  • Everything fell apart right around the halfway point and I was just in survival mode after that, but I did NOT walk
  • Going slow did have it's perks. I got to enjoy the atmosphere and experience of THE BOSTON MARATHON!
  • Bostonian's have funny accents (you know you can pronounce the 'r' in words, right?!)
  • I had so many people who texted, called, posted, and everything else that it was beyond humbling and I am so thankful for all of you!
  • I finished in a time of 2:50:02 and missed my goal time by 25 minutes. This was my slowest marathon by 10 minutes since I started running marathons 3 years ago
  • I am nowhere near satisfied with this effort and I will be back to Boston for redemption