It's time to gear up for another round of marathon training - The Chicago Marathon. What have I gotten myself into I keep thinking? In fact, I'm 99% sure this is my last full for a while and I've decided to hire a running coach to help me through to the very finish line. I … Continue reading The Road Ahead
Well, I think enough time has passed since the Marine Corps Marathon that I should probably write about it. It really wasn't my best run, but my training really hit a snafu when I hurt my ankle in July and was basically out of commission for most of the remainder of my training schedule. My … Continue reading The Marine Corps Marathon
The road to recovery sure is a long one. It's been awhile since I've been here to write about my running and that's because, well, I just haven't been running. I haven't been able to put into words how I've felt about not being able to run or really wanted to talk about not being … Continue reading The Road to Recovery
My friend Jackie and I decided to take on the Rock 'N Roll Challenge of running both in Chicago and St. Louis this year. First on the list, the Rock 'N Roll Chicago half marathon. We had the most fun ever exploring Chicago, hitting up the expo, hang with the cool kids at the #WeRunSocial … Continue reading Jackie and Kristin ROCK Chicago!
Well, another race in the bag for 2016. I decided that with my friend Erin, I would sign up for The Macklind Mile - the fastest mile in St. Louis. I met Erin through a Facebook group we both belong to called Team runDisney. We met up at a couple of running events since we're … Continue reading The Macklind Mile
The GO! St. Louis All-American 5k was this past weekend and it's another one of my favorite races of the year. It's a mostly downhill race with a good chance of a PR for anyone. I say mostly downhill because there are few little uphills in it but the overall elevation drops from start to … Continue reading GO! St. Louis All-American 5k
This week's speed work session was a one mile time trial at the track. I had no idea what to expect going into it as we had only done shorter distances during speed work before this. The temperatures this week were ridiculous with the heat index well above 100 most everyday, so I really had … Continue reading Speed Work: The Mile
My Memorial Day 5k was unexpectedly exciting for me. I had no idea that it was going to lead to a PR. I did not feel ready to run as fast as I did, but I definitely PR'd that 5k by TWO SECONDS. My dad and I registered for the University City Memorial Day 5k … Continue reading Memorial Day 5k PR
Well tonight, I started Summer Speedwork with the local running store here, Big River Running. They offer the class free and it runs from May 24 - July 29. It culminates with a 5k in Forest Park at the end to test your speed, which by the way I have the perfect Sparkle Athletic skirt … Continue reading The Start of Speed Work
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