The Rock n Roll Dallas half marathon was yesterday, and it was amazing. I got a massage this morning (highly recommend a post race massage if you haven’t done one – I feel like a new woman) and am now binge watching Netflix reruns and reflecting on the highs and lows of yesterday’s run. Continue reading “RACE RECAP: Rock n Roll Dallas”
Last Sunday I ran my twelve mile training run, the last long run before the Rock n Roll half this weekend. And it was the worst run I’ve possibly ever had. Continue reading “Chill – T-4 Days”
I have been trying to ignore this feeling for the past two weeks but I just can’t hide it any longer:
I. Am. Burned. Out.
I have been training nonstop for the past eight months. March 20 will be my third half marathon in less than four months. And I am getting tired. Continue reading “Dealing with Burnout: T -11 Days”
Last night, my worst nightmare (aside from injury) came true. I was on the Run Rock n Roll Dallas website looking up the course map, when I saw a link that said Confirm Entry. Not sure exactly what it was I clicked on it. The link led to a confirmation page runners must print out and bring to the expo in order to pick up the race packet. I entered my first and last name and date of birth, and clicked Retrieve Confirmation Sheet. To my horror… Continue reading “My Worst Nightmare, Realized; T-16 Days until Rock n Roll”
(No, I’m not referring to MTV’s The Hills. Long live the drama of LC, Speidi, Justin Bobby, Audrina, Kristin and Brody!)
I am referring to so many runners’ arch nemesis: elevation. While we see hilly terrain more frequently in certain parts of the country than in others, we are all inevitably going to run into hills at some point. I used to despise hills with every fiber in my body. Three years ago I moved to a new apartment that sat atop a massive hill – it was about .75 miles long and pretty steep, especially at the top. I did whatever I could to avoid that hill, but beyond the hill were a lot of good areas to run. I attempted to run the hill many times, but was resigned to walking by the end. I finally put my head down and decided that I was going to do whatever it took to conquer that hill, and along the way picked up some tips. Today I actually look forward to hills, and I promise with the right mindset so can you. Continue reading “How to Kill the Hills”