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Indy Women’s Half Training & HandleBar Indy

In the spring, I was considering racing the Geist half marathon. If you’ve been reading for a bit, you’ve heard me talk about it.  At that time, I would look at the schedule laid out for me and I just didn’t want to do it. I was burnt out, having ran three marathons in 7 months. … more »

So long recovery week, I had fun….

Recovery week is coming to an end.I’m getting ready to head out for an easy nine with some Back on My Feet peeps. The recovery week is beautiful. Although it’s funny, during this “down time” I had five, nine mile runs on the schedule. (I broke them up a little differently than originally scheduled, taking … more »

When a long run was just a long run

Once upon a time, a long run meant going out for a long run. That was it.  Every Saturday, we’d head out for whatever the schedule called for and did the whole long slow day.  While the long slow day is key- especially if you are running your first marathon or coming back from an … more »

Workout fail, kind of.

I had 16 miles on the schedule for today.  Halfway through the week Glenn emailed me with a marathon pace workout for the long run. It looked like this:  Alternate between marathon pace (MP) and normal long run pace (LRP) using a ladder format as follows: 1/2 mile MP/1/2 mile LRP 1 mile MP/1 mile … more »