Last week’s Boston workouts (aka trash your quads week)

IMG_0400Boston’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

Recipe: Post Long Run Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

If you have ever been on a long run with me, there’s a 99.99% chance I have:

  1. Told you about my iced coffee cravings when I run
  2. Pointed out every single coffee shop that sells iced coffee along the route (hint: all of them do)
  3. Offered up $25 to anyone who will stop and get me an iced coffee

You get the idea.

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