4.5 weeks to TCM

4.5 weeks to TCM

No, I haven’t died. Just OMG, XC season has started and I’m in the middle of a marathon training block!!! Yep, just like it looks. I have been more focused and productive than ever before. Does it matter? If it is not that important (checking facebook, reading a lot of news, cleaning more thoroughly, and…

Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

This training cycle has been more up and down than I’ve ever experienced, I think. The good news? I’m now faster than I was post-Beauterre/pre-Anna (see the December 2016 5k race blog post here), which is a point in my life that I remember as being “fast”. So despite the seemingly frequent downs, I hang…

PROGRESS

PROGRESS

Things here are CRAZY busy, but in the best of ways! In running-related news, I’m seeing progress in my running/paces and hip rehab, so that’s good.  After a 50 min HR progression elliptical workout at the YMCA. I wish I had taken more time to capture workouts in blog posts since I know the post-partum journey…

Training Update – 66 miles/week and an upcoming 5k!

Training Update – 66 miles/week and an upcoming 5k!

Training has been going great! It helps that we have had a much-warmer-than-normal February. It has been sunny 35-45 degrees, and the snow has almost disappeared! I’ve been steadily increasing my mileage and intensity and last week hit 66 miles on 6 days. Jerry said that I can look forward to 100 mile weeks in…

Training Lately

Training Lately

I have been plugging away with my training! I am *just* starting to feel more like myself again, but with that comes the realization of how much work I have to do to get after my sub-3 goal at TCM! Mileage has been right around 50/week. This week is 52 with 2 days off, so…