Race Recap: Cherry Blossom 10-mile… err, 9.3 mile in DC

My first Cherry Blossom race — and my first time seeing the cherry blossoms at peak bloom season in DC! The last ten weeks of training have brought me to this 10-mile race. Which, if you’ve read any other recaps or followed along this weekend, was shortened because of an unfortunate accident on the course. […]

Cherry Blossom 10-miler: Training Weeks 3 and 4

So Week #3 was another bust: after suffering a serious case of DOMS from Crossfit (that lingered for three painful, terrible days), I endured a four-day painful and terrible streak of headaches. ZERO MILES. Moving on… I invested in a few more cold weather running pieces, since it seems as though this winter is sticking […]

Cherry Blossom 10-miler: Training Week 2

I swear, I can’t be the only one who experiences technological difficulties, can I? I’m not just a late 30-something out-of-touch, but maybe Technologically Cursed. My iphone died again on my run — this time mid-run instead of after (yeah, I’ll definitely blame this one on the cold). But it obviously did not record the […]

Cherry Blossom 10-miler Training: Week 1

Don’t let the title of this post confuse you! Soooo, I decided to make a change to my weekly training schedules and switch to a Monday-Sunday format. Both of the training plans I’m following adhere to this style (except for MapMyRun, which… anoying), so my posts will begin to reflect that. Starting…. now. Also, I’ve […]