IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Training Week #12 (Race Week) and Recovery

I took a break from posting, along with my Recovery week(s). Here’s a quickie wrap-up from my last and final week of training for the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon. Let’s list all the things I did during my Taper Madness: So. Much. Laundry. Meal Planning for an entire workweek Made an extra treat for […]

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Training Week #11

EEEEK! I’m less than a week away from the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon! Week #11 of training was part of my “taper time.” And because the Taper Crazies get you when the mileage is down, there is a LOT of time for reflection (and apparently, meal planning, as I’ve been pinning and prepping up […]

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Training Week #10

Little late getting this week’s post out — especially as I was out WAY past my bedtime on Tuesday and still feeling like I’m catching up from traveling over the weekend. YAWN. Thankful for a recovery week! TEN WEEKS went by so quickly. I’m two weeks away from my goal race, and prepared by… running […]

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Training Week #9

I can’t believe that I’m 3 weeks away from race day of the Des Moines Half Marathon. I still have one (really long) long run before it’s Taper Time. Now is a great time to reflect on what has been going really, REALLY right this training (consistency, for starters) and really, REALLY wrong (ugh, the […]

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Training Week #7

I had another week that I cut out my second easy run. While I at least fit in a short circuit workout, the weekend was just too busy. All things considered, I only took one rest day from being active — AND I did something new! — so I am still happy with this training […]

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Training Week #6

Woahhhhhh, we’re half way there… halfway through half marathon training. The humidity finally broke this week, and I’m feeling recharged. I still have a LOT of work to do in order to meet my goal for the half, but I’m slowly (POOR WORD CHOICE, MEL!) meeting some of my paces. MONDAY Rest Day — foam […]

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Training Week #5

Whoooo boy, do I feel tired this week. I knew that traveling would take some energy out of me, but I feel like I’m FOR REAL half marathon training (as opposed to faking half marathon training, I guess. HA!) That said, I feel like I’m oscillating between GOOD RUN DAY! YAY! and Whomp, Bad Day […]

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon: Training Week #4

Any of the cumulative fatigue that I felt lingering last week (if that is even possible after three weeks of half marathon training) felt like it lifted this week. I was hitting some faster paces, managing to get outside for a couple runs AND waking my tired ass up for TWO early runs over the […]