This weekend was the IL Marathon events in Champaign, IL. This event has evolved and improved over the years. For my past reports on this race you… Read more “IL Marathon Weekend – 8.5 Months Pregnant”
This weekend was the IL Marathon events in Champaign, IL. This event has evolved and improved over the years. For my past reports on this race you… Read more “2013 IL Marathon Weekend – 8.5 Months Pregnant”
Since it’s April I thought I would write a post about the Boston Marathon. While I won’t be there this year, it is amazing how only just running… Read more “An Ode to Boston”
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!! I’m behind in posting because we were enjoying a little time off and a chance to kick off some… Read more “Week 16, 17, and Monumental Decisions”
Race Takeaway: I finished and sometimes that’s all that counts. Sunday morning Rob and I got up at 3am to run the Chicago Marathon. We both slept… Read more “2012 – Chicago Marathon – 4:07:25”
Today was the Chicago Marathon Expo. We had an easy time getting our packets and bags. We found out that a “Spirit of the Marathon II” movie… Read more “2012 Chicago Marathon Expo”
Workouts: Monday (7/16): 8 Miles General Aerobic with 10 x 100M Strides (Treadmill, 1:03:31, 7:57 Pace) Tuesday (7/17): Rest Wednesday (7/18): 11 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1:26:25, 7:52… Read more “Onward”
The best cure for a let down race and/or injury is to register for races in the future so…..Rob and I got registered for the 2013 Goofy… Read more “We’re So Goofy”
Race takeaway: I am a Marathon Maniac! Race morning we were up at 4am and awoke to thunderstorms. They were expected to be over by the start… Read more “2012 IL Marathon – 3:46:03”
Last weekend resulted in two days of sick with sinus junk and fever, not a fun way to spend the weekend. I got in miles when my head would stop pounding, but it was unpleasant. I did get in 8 that felt good Monday and my quad pain seems to have faded. Tuesday at Team Steam my legs felt very stale. Our workout was 3-6 x 1000M with 90 sec recoveries in a marked area within a cemetary. I’m new to doing marked speed work outside of a track, but it was nice to have scenery. The pace was supposed to be 5K Pace or faster, but with my recovery from Boston I just put in the effort I could to make it through 3 and then did 1 loop at an easier pace.
I forgot to mention that I’ve changed my hair color to blonde. I’ve been brunette for 2 years so it felt like time to switch it up.
I meant to have Rob take my picture before work, but forgot so this creepy Starbucks bathroom pic will have to do instead.
Thursday night Team Steam workout was awesome! We did hill ladders up the big Steamboat Classic hill in Glenn Oak Park. They had cones set up going up the hill. You started at the first cone ran up two cones and came back down the hill one cone, then up two more cones, back down one cone until you made it to the top. From the top you ran back down to the start. Then you could repeat the workout as many times as you wanted. I did two rounds on my own and the last one with Jamie. It was such a fun workout and I hope we get to do it again!
This weekend is theIL Marathon weekend! Rob and I will be running the 5K tonight for fun and then the marathon tomorrow morning. This will only be 12 days since Boston. My main goal is getting to become a Marathon Maniac! As Rob and I continue our running adventures I want to see how to multi-marathon close together and learn how to manage recovery.
So I will be posting all of the adventures this weekend and tweeting!!