One week!

In one week, I’ll be running through the infamous Wellesley Scream Tunnel, taking on the hills in Newton, and sprinting down Boylston Street. I can’t believe it’s only a week away. My confidence is in a better place. My legs are reaping the benefits of the taper (40 miles last week). I’m so excited. I’m…

Find Your Greatness (Nike)

I ran my last long progression run last night and it felt slammin’. I love a good, hard run and this one certainly did not disappoint: started at 8:30 pace as a warm up, then increased the speed every 0.25 miles (no recoveries or slowing the pace). By the time I hit 7 miles, I…

3 20+ milers: how have they stacked up?

We’re on the homestretch!  I completed my third (and final!) 20+ mile LR in my Boston training cycle! It went really well: 22 miles in 2:49 (avg 7:41 pace). I’m a “run how you feel” kind of runner, especially for the LRs, and my legs just felt good. The effort didn’t feel any harder or faster than…

I love my Altras, and last big week of training!

Congrats to all those who raced the LA Marathon yesterday, and all the other races this past weekend! I feel like this weekend’s races have officially started the 2013 marathon season, and it makes me so excited. ——– I ran my 2nd to last “long” long run this weekend: 16 miles (2:08//8:00 pace), polishing off…