Boston’s Heartbreak Hill is legendary. What I didn’t realize until I got there last year is that the relentless, pounding downhills earlier in the race leave you quads exhausted by the time you hit the Newton hills.
Maintaining a smart pace early on even when it’s tempting to use the downhills to pick up the pace is key at Boston. This year, I resolved to have more left in the tank when I hit the hills. Last year, my splits went down the drain when I hit mile 20 and never recovered. Continue reading
The last 20 mile long run of my training for Akron is in the books! It wasn’t an easy one–80 degrees and 100% humidity, but it’s DONE. Here’s what this week’s training and eats looked like: Continue reading
If you have ever been on a long run with me, there’s a 99.99% chance I have:
- Told you about my iced coffee cravings when I run
- Pointed out every single coffee shop that sells iced coffee along the route (hint: all of them do)
- Offered up $25 to anyone who will stop and get me an iced coffee
You get the idea.