I couldn’t sleep at all, but that was kind of what I expected. So I headed out early, before the sun came up, to start my journey. I had some street lights but not much. Soon the sky turned a beautiful orange-red-pink and I saw the sun rise as I headed east to Forest Park.…… Continue reading Well the Weather Outside was Frightful, but the Buffalo Veg Burger was Delightful- My Experience Running 40 Miles for my 40th Birthday
The countdown has begun, as I’m now less than 8 weeks from attempting something that I’m totally nervous and anxious about–running 40 continuous miles. If the actual run doesn’t kill me, then it’s quite possible that my nerves might. Overall, my training is still on target. In fact, I haven’t had any major setbacks thus…… Continue reading 8 Weeks To Go!
Heading into my 16th marathon this past weekend, I had all of the regular pre-race jitters and anxiety as usual. I did not set a goal time for myself to try to ease the anxiety, but I did have 2 goals for this race: Run a comfortable enough pace so that I could finish with…… Continue reading My Final Thoughts on the Completion of Marathon #16
After completing my exhausting 20 miler yesterday, I was in dire need of some recovery advice. I googled “how to recover quickly from a long run” and decided to follow the advice in the first article that popped up. It was “9 Ways to Get Rid of Muscle Soreness After A Hard Run” by Coach…… Continue reading Ice Baths are Evil, and Awesome
Race day is less than 6 weeks away! I made it to the halfway point in my training and would like to reflect on my progress and note what’s new this time around. Now obviously the miles aren’t as extreme during the first 6 weeks as the final 6, but nevertheless, it hasn’t been all…… Continue reading Halfway to Race Day- Run, Refuel, Stretch, Smile, Repeat