This week officially marked the beginning of my taper for Baystate Marathon.
Most people fight it but I’m embracing the taper with open arms.
Two weeks ago, I hit my all time high weekly mileage– 54 miles. Never, ever did I think I could handle that amount of miles. I also never, ever thought I could get 10-12 miles in before most people’s alarms are going off to start the day. But I did. You…
I did it!
I ran Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon on Saturday and showed my Achilles ache who was boss!
All the rest, ice, stretching and fingers crossing must have did the trick because I felt really good on race day morning.
We arrived in North Falmouth early Friday afternoon. We lucked out so much with the weather. The Sea Crest Beach Hotelis the race headquarters and where we stayed. It was…
I hope you are having a great weekend.
Here in the Northeast, it’s insanely gorgeous. 80 degrees at the end of September?
I have very good news to report from Zooma Cape Cod yesterday – I ran and got a PR! I’ll give you all the details in tomorrow’s post but first let’s talk meal planning.
What’s for dinner this week?
Sunday: Baked Cod, Roasted Butternut Squash and Massaged Kale
Happy High Five Friday!
2. A rolling pin is a good for rolling out dough. And muscle knots. See today’s Runfessions for my new ailment.
3. Beach running. Too bad the pic is from August.
4. One last scoop of ice cream from Go Lick’s before closing for the season. The countdown to opening day in April has…
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I’ve never been a supplement person. I always thought that it you eat right, you are getting all the nutrients you need. If you started adding supplements, it just gave you expensive pee.
I’m still trying to remember if this weekend even happened.
At some point on Sunday afternoon, I asked Ron what day it was. It just didn’t seem possible that the weekend was almost over. Where was I?
The short answer – running.
It was a marvelous weekend in running.
On Saturday I ran my last 20 miler before Baystate Marathon.
My original plan called for it to be this coming weekend (the 27th)…
Here in New Hampshire, it’s Fall.
There’s no denying it.
For the past two days it’s been wicked cold. I don’t think I warmed up at all yesterday. What happened to the gradual decline in temps? Maybe we’ll have a resurgence. My fingers and toes are crossed.
It seems like in years past, I was more than happy to embrace all things pumpkin at the end of August. This year. Not so much. Until now.
After showering at Kim’s house and feeling like a million bucks, we set off for the VTA and the final portion of Reach the Beach, Leg 3.
If you’ve ever done a relay, you know how stinky you can get from running and living in a van for over 24 hours. Showering is a game changer. Even though I was operating on one hour of sleep in the last 33 hours, I felt awake, ready…
Miss my recap of Leg 1? Read that first! :)
FYI – This leg is not as photo dump heavy as leg 1. I think I forgot I was a blogger during this portion. ;)
Van 2 was up and getting ready to run again around 1:30 a.m. for our second leg of Reach the Beach Relay. Most of the van got a little bit of sleep. Sarah and I were the only two who did not. Despite having zero sleep, I was wide awake. My…
208 miles. 12 runners. 2 vans.
What a long strange marvelous trip it’s been.
That about sums up my first experience doing Reach the Beach Relay, New Hampshire. (FYI – the manufacturer sent RTB the wrong medals. That’s actually the Cape Cod bottle opener that they handed out. The real medals are to be mailed).
I don’t think I’ve been so sleep deprived, delirious, smelly, sick and happy all at the…