This week, we’re quickly circling back to the Boston Marathon, winners, thoughts, and my plan for it going forward.
Then, we talk about my first trail run–The Rescue Run for Marine Mammals out in gorgeous Rye, NH., and how underestimating myself allowed me to shoot myself square in the foot. Nonetheless, a new fold to my running world has opened up! A couple of pictures from the race below–a great day for running and toddler fun-even if she was wearing her cranky-pants…
Aaaaaand the results: 30:16 OR 9:45/mile And it soooo could have been better if I had gone up a wave. GOD DAMMIT! 9:45/mile is still respectable for my first romp through the forest–but still, I know it could have been so much faster. BAH!
That all said–I went home and did 3 more with this ham cheering me on..
Topic this week we’re talking about is running and weight loss, the very basics–and tips you can take away. Suggestions for how to run, time, distance, and some nutrition. And a mini rant on not being sold on the weight loss diets/supplements/bullshit that’s out there.
This we are talking about how old I am and how long it took my ass to recover from my Vegas work trip. Good lord.
We also talk about a really awful week of running, my head not being in it, and what the hell is going on with that.
Then we talk the Boston Marathon–today is Marathon Monday, so why not?? What my plans are for Beantown, and the amazing stats that make up some of the monstrosity (I mean that in the best way possible) that is THE Boston Marathon.
This week’s product that I honest don’t care for: KT Tape/kinesiology tape.
I don’t know–I looked up the videos and images, and I just did NOT see the benefits. Maybe my injuries weren’t severe enough, but I still have half a roll of this stuff, and definitely don’t reach for it when I’m hurting.
Song for your running playlist:
Greta Van Fleet: Highway Tune, submitted by Heather W. of St. Charles, Missouri! Thanks, Heather—you’re sticker is in the mail!!
Don’t forget guys–email me, instagram me, Facebook me, or tweet me–Songs to be featured in the Running Playlist, products you want to hear about, races you love–whatever, you guys are great. I’ll send you a sticker just like these fine people below 🙂
This week we’re talking half-marathon recovery and the difference between now, older, post-kids and five years ago. What I did differently, and what you might be able to take from it; epiphanies I had and what I’m planning going forward.
We also talk interval training, how I’ve used it successfully in the past month (ish) and how it can seriously benefit any runner–beginner to advanced/elite. Below are some articles/resources to get you started:
Let me know if you try some of these interval workouts–like I mention anyone from beginning to an advanced athlete can benefit from intervals depending on their use and pace, of course, but I think definitely worth a shot! I, personally, am already reaping the benefits! So fucking good!