I suck at tapering. I feel guilty when I don't get a workout in. Of course, once that thing I trained for is done, I use it as an excuse to slack off. There's this fine between keeping going and overextending to the point of hurting your race. I haven't found that line yet. The … Continue reading Taper madness: Week 1
What: Nuun Year Dash 10k When: third week of January Host: FitFam a host of virtual races, sponsored by Nuun hydration Race length: Participants can sign up for a 5k (3.1 miles) or 10k (6.2 miles) Race swag: It depends on the package you purchase. Mine, which was the middle tier, included a bib, shirt … Continue reading Virtual race recap: Nuun Year Dash
Last night, I had a dream that I was at the Krispy Kreme Challenge race. I had just ran to the tables to get my doughnuts, but I couldn't find a way to get to the water stations and path that challengers (those who try to eat the dozen doughnuts and complete the race in … Continue reading KKC Training: 2 1/2 weeks to race day
My last long run of this training session was supposed to be today, but my kids have a stomach bug. I worked out Monday through Friday. I can't do much to improve my speed, expand my stomach or prepare for hills. So now I turn to the little things: Where will I stand in the … Continue reading KKC Training: The final push
I should have written about Weeks 6-7 while everything was still fresh. But personal events and the holiday season just screwed stuff up for me. It's hard to focus when the kids are off and you have an odd work schedule. So here's what's been going on as I get ready for The Krispy Kreme … Continue reading KKC Training, Weeks 6-8
Training for the Krispy Kreme Challenge has gone into week 6. After listening to a podcast, I have decided to change up the workouts to ones that are shorter in length, but higher in intensity.
I should have run 6.8 miles today. That's what my training plan says I should do. But it's early in the training for the Krispy Kreme Challenge, which takes place in February. So, I'm staring at the ceiling of my bedroom, contemplating how I'm going to knock out 300 more burpees in two days so … Continue reading KKC training, week 4