For the first time in months, I’m taking some time off from running. It was really strange to wake up on Sunday, my usual long run day, and not get up to go run. I was really looking forward to sleeping in. The weather was even cooperative: cold and rainy. But, alas, my brain wasContinue reading “Rest days…”
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I Am an Ultramarathoner!
I returned to Farmville, VA on Saturday, the home of my undergrad alma mater, Longwood University, to do something my college age self could never imagine. I ran my first ultramarathon! I was definitely not a runner in college. I barely made it to the gym once a semester, just to prove that I wasContinue reading “I Am an Ultramarathoner!”
Tapering. Ultra Style.
When you are preparing for a running race, taper is essential to rebuild and repair your body, restore glycogen stores, and get enough rest to endure the hours on your feet to come. Some runners look forward to taper. Others go a bit nuts. I have definitely had moments of both sets of feelings duringContinue reading “Tapering. Ultra Style.”