Week four of training was essentially the last of my training before I start tapering. I had some good runs and a not so good run (you can read about it here.) Monday: 20 minute Fitness Fusion workout. This workout fuses the best of yoga, body sculpting and Pilates elements. It definitely worked my upper … More Iron Girl Training Recap: Week 4
As I head into my last long distance run this weekend before I start tapering, I can’t help but think of five things I am excited about for the Iron Girl event. First and foremost I am super excited to being running this event with two special people, Sam, one third of my best friends … More What I am looking forward to at Iron Girl
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog and weekly training logs, you know I’ve been having some very good running days. Just in the last 3-4 weeks I’ve earned my fastest mile twice and fastest 5K just about every week. Sadly my running streak of good running days came to end last night when … More The good running days and the bad running days.
Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a good Monday. We are another day closer to Friday so turn that frown upside down! I’m thinking of all my friends and fellow bloggers in the northeast and along the east coast still getting hit with the snow 😦 This week the Fit Dish is dishing out on … More Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Goat Cheese pizza.
I am officially 20 days out from this event! This past week of training was recovery week. I began implementing recovery weeks after following my training plan from Runfit 365. I noticed a big difference in my performance and my level of endurance after completing one of these every 2-3 weeks of hard training. Recovery … More Iron Girl Training Recap: Week 3
Happy first day of Spring! This week’s topic for the Friday Five is five things about Spring. I struggled a bit with this topic at first because all I thought about when I first heard Spring was the topic for this weeks discussion, I couldn’t help but my first thoughts be about how the weather … More Spring is here!
Today I’m joining Erika from MCM Mama Runs, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, and April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere for the Tuesdays on the Run Linkup. This week’s topic is all about our Good Luck Charms or Rituals for Races! I don’t really have any good luck charms or a lucky pair of … More Rituals for Race Day!
Week 2 is in the books! I don’t know about all of you, but the time change seriously had me thrown off last week. What was a typically 5am alarm to get my run in before work, was a 4am alarm internally, and my body has made sure to let me know around 3pm. Lol. … More Iron Girl Training Recap: Week 2
After running last week’s speed workout and seeing the results I did, I remembered just how much speed work helps! Incase you missed it, I ran my fastest 5K coming in at exactly a sub-30 AND my fastest mile – all in the same workout. Speed work, also known as a fartlek (Swedish for “speed … More Speed Work. It can help.
Well, last weekend I took the plunge and registered for Iron Girl Clearwater! This was my first ever half marathon and here I am returning to the event as my fourth half in a year! Those bridges are a beast so I am hoping to include more inclining training this time around. I would love … More Iron Girl Training Recap: Week 1