Vermont City Marathon: Training Week #12

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Vermont City Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to find and write race reviews! March mileage, a hot-and-sweaty Texas run, and How to Spot a Traveling Runner I looked back my training blogs from […]

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 […]

Accountability Monday: IT’S JULY! — and June wrap-up

Wrapping up June first, I finally got back into a routine with my workouts — planning most sessions out from start-to-finish, being open to doing “quickie” ones instead of nothing at all, and maintaining the consistency that I lost months ago. I still have a few weeks left in the “off-season” before my half marathon […]

Training Week 17 — and (quickie) September Wrap-up

This is it. The hard work is done, and I am officially in my taper (hashtag, taper madness). I’ll certainly do a reflection post on my training later on but right now? I’m exhausted. MONDAY Rest Day TUESDAY Had a grad school open house after work, so another Rest Day (and I am seriously on, […]