Week of Training – Nov. 18-24, & why I skipped the Thanksgiving 10K race

Marathon Training – Nov. 18 -Nov. 24: TAPER WEEK 1 – This post includes my week of Running, Lifting! 🙂and other stuff I’ll add in – like recipes, podcasts.   I’m now 2 weeks from the California International Marathon (as of Nov. 12). My goals are honestly  just to run my best in the upcoming race.  I am training to do a 3:11 full marathon (or better of … Continue reading Week of Training – Nov. 18-24, & why I skipped the Thanksgiving 10K race

Week of Training: Nov. 11-18 (71miles!) plus Lifting and New Waffle Bowl Recipe

Marathon Training – Nov. 11 -Nov. 18 – This post includes my week of Running, Lifting! 🙂and other stuff I’ll add in – like recipes, podcasts.  <<<< lery ids=”7443,7532″ type=”rectangular”] I’m now 3 weeks from the California International Marathon (as of Nov. 12).  In addition, I also have a 10K in 1.5weeks (on Thanksgiving) Check out my half marathon race recap from Saturday! I PR’ed And I also explained … Continue reading Week of Training: Nov. 11-18 (71miles!) plus Lifting and New Waffle Bowl Recipe

Richmond Half marathon race recap, How I PR’ed (improved running speed), and Looking ahead (new training plan)

Yesterday I completed the Richmond half marathon in 1:25:59. This was my fastest half ever. (my previous PR was 1:27:33 back in 2013). And I improved by almost 8minutes over my time from last year in this same race. While I am not anywhere close to an elite runner, I am fairly analytical and think I can pull out some keys for the “recreational runner” … Continue reading Richmond Half marathon race recap, How I PR’ed (improved running speed), and Looking ahead (new training plan)

Week of Training Nov. 4-11, Richmond Half Marathon Week

Marathon Training – Nov. 4 -Nov. 11 – This post includes my week of Running, Lifting! 🙂and other stuff I’ll add in – like recipes, podcasts.   I’m now 4 weeks from the California International Marathon (as of Nov. 4).  In addition, I also have a half marathon in 1 week (this Saturday – Nov. 11) & a 10K in 3 weeks (on Thanksgiving) … 🙂 My goals are … Continue reading Week of Training Nov. 4-11, Richmond Half Marathon Week

Week of Training: Oct. 28- Nov. 3

Marathon Training – October 22-29 – This post includes my week of Running, Lifting! 🙂and other stuff I’ll add in – like recipes, podcasts.   I’m now 5 weeks from the California International Marathon (as of Oct 29).  In addition, I also have a half marathon in 2 weeks & a 10K in 4 weeks (on Thanksgiving) … 🙂 My goals are honestly  just to run my … Continue reading Week of Training: Oct. 28- Nov. 3

Week of Training: October 22-29

Marathon Training – October 22-29 – This post includes my week of Running, Lifting! 🙂and other stuff I’ll add in – like recipes, podcasts.   I’m now 6 weeks from the California International Marathon (as of Oct 22).  In addition, I also have a half marathon in 3 weeks & a 10K in 5 weeks (on Thanksgiving) … I may also do another 10K the week after … Continue reading Week of Training: October 22-29

Week of Training: Oct. 14-21

Marathon Training – October 14-21 – This post includes my week of Running, Lifting! 🙂and other stuff I’ll add in – like recipes, podcasts.  I’m going to be updating this daily this week – so adding to it each day. (I just don’t have enough time to post my daily running, but want to log it — so I’ll update here and also use insta-story) I’m now … Continue reading Week of Training: Oct. 14-21

Week 4 Marathon Training, Lifting, Reflections

Marathon Training – My 4th Official week on plan – This post includes my week of Running, Lifting! 🙂 I’m now 8weeks from the California International Marathon (as of Oct 8).  In addition, I also have a half marathon in 5 weeks ! 🙂 My goals are honestly  just to run my best in each race.  I am going to train to hopefully do a 1:30 half, and … Continue reading Week 4 Marathon Training, Lifting, Reflections

Charlottesville Classic 10k Recap & Post-Race Protein Donuts ‘n’ Cream

I won the Charlottesville Classic 10k today! I’m not by any means an elite runner, but I did some things today that I think might be helpful to others on a race day (and helpful for me to look back & remember!). I did this 10k as a training stepping stone to the California International Marathon in December. My goal was to be under 40minutes, … Continue reading Charlottesville Classic 10k Recap & Post-Race Protein Donuts ‘n’ Cream

Week 3 Marathon Training, 10K Race Week, Rise Bar (protein bar) Week, Milestone Pod

Marathon Training – My 3rd Official week on plan – This post includes my week of Running, Lifting, Protein Bars I tried, some Favorite Protein Recipes I baked/cooked up, and also some awesome Podcasts I learned a bit from! 🙂   I’m now 9weeks from the California International Marathon (as of Oct 1).  In addition, I also have a half marathon in 6 weeks and a 10k … Continue reading Week 3 Marathon Training, 10K Race Week, Rise Bar (protein bar) Week, Milestone Pod