Race Report: EDP Medio Maraton de la Mujer

I was startled awake by my alarm when it went off at 6:50am Sunday morning – a not-so-auspicious sign. I was surprised that I hadn’t woken up easily, as I had gotten 11 hours of sleep on Friday night and now another 8.5 Saturday night before the race. But even though I didn’t wake up on my own, I was feeling pretty well-rested. I got ready for the race fairly quickly, even though I still hadn’t fully decided what to {Read More}

Race Report: Louisville Trail Half Marathon

Two weeks ago, I ran my first distance race in more than 2.5 years. In February 2015, I quit halfway through the Lost Dutchman Marathon because I decided I’d rather be brunching with Adam than running. Later that month, I ran the Montgomery Marathon to make up for DNFing. And then – I didn’t run anything longer than a 10K until this month. I’ve been hitting the trails with my friend Sarah a bit lately, and a few weeks ago, she {Read More}

Race Report: Broncos 7K Denver

Sunday morning of Labor Day weekend, I got to run the Broncos 7K in Denver. It’s part of the same series as the fabulous 7K I ran in Fort Collins, but this course traded finishing at the Anheuser Busch Brewery for finishing on the 50 yard line of Broncos Stadium. Pretty fun! I spent the night before the race out in the mountains, which meant that I had to get up pretty early to get to the start. Between running {Read More}

Race Report: Waneka Classic 5K

Even though I was already signed up to do the Broncos 7K on Sunday, last Saturday, I ended up running a race too. The town of Lafayette was hosting a statewide cross country meet, and they were offering a free timed community 5K before the school events kicked off. Free? Why not?! On Friday night, I had planned to meet up with my friend Mike for ice cream at Little Man downtown as a low-key happy hour alternative. My plan {Read More}

Race Report: Superior 5K

Two weekends ago, I got to run a race I was incredibly excited about: the inaugural Superior 5K. (Superior is the name of my town… though it’s kind of fun that it sounds like a superlative for how great the race is.) I love my town so much, and have been thrilled to get to know more of my neighbors over the last 2.5 years I’ve lived there. I’ve also been trying to get involved with the town government as {Read More}

Race Report: Run for the Roses 5K

I had wanted to write this race report on Sunday, so it would be as fresh in my mind as possible. I had thought this was going to be an awesomely excited race report about how much faster I’m getting and how much I ended up PRing by. Instead, as I noted in Monday’s quick post, I’m incredibly disappointed and frustrated with my poor performance :( Leading up to the race, I did (mostly) everything right. I didn’t work out {Read More}

Race Report: Superior Mile

To kick off the Fourth of July, I ran in my town’s annual one mile race. I ran this race last year and was thrilled to finish just under 6 minutes, in 5:58… but this year, I wanted to go even faster. I knew that all my Orangetheory classes have significantly improved my running over the last year, and also that all those short intervals are perfect training for a one mile race. But how fast would I be able to {Read More}

Race Report: Broncos 7K

After the Bolder Boulder last Monday, I spent most of the week feeling sluggish still. I went to Orangetheory on Tuesday, but was so tired that I realized it may have been a mistake to go. My friend Heidi warned that I might be overtraining, and while I didn’t think that was an issue, taking a few days off probably wasn’t a bad idea. And besides – with only four days in between the Bolder Boulder and my next race, I {Read More}

Race Report: Bolder Boulder 10K

About a month before the Bolder Boulder, I wasn’t super excited about the race. I had so much fun running in costume with Adam the last two years, and I didn’t have any great ideas to run in a costume this year. But then a week before the race, I did a tired training run on the treadmill and ended up besting my 10K PR by 3.5 minutes, finishing in 45:00. Sure, it was at sea-level, but I was running {Read More}

Race Report: Spring Equinox Four Miler

I ran the Spring Equinox Four Miler on March 26th, but it’s taken me some time to sit down and write a race report. I’m pretty proud of my effort here though, and definitely wanted to write it up for posterity! Having PRed in the four mile just a few weeks earlier, I was really excited about the Spring Equinox Four Mile race to see what I could do. I tried hard to do things right, too: resting up the {Read More}