Fun, Life

Friday Fun: Summertime

I loveee surveys, blah, blah, you've heard that again and again. Before I head down to Annapolis today for the Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon (tomorrow morning), I will leave you with a survey about summer! Because, it is here! 90 and sunny today!! Thanks Sarah for the great survey! Describe your perfect summer day. Laying… Continue reading Friday Fun: Summertime

Life, Marathon Training, running

NYCM Bummer

After NINE hours of checking my email, bank account, and NYRR's website (every 5 minutes) I finally got the bad news... I was NOT accepted (by lottery) into the ING New York City Marathon (NYCM). To tell you the truth, I wasn't even sure if I wanted to ever run a marathon a few days… Continue reading NYCM Bummer

CrossFit, running, Weekly Workouts

Weekly Workout Wrap Up (5/20-5/26)

   Monday 5/20 CrossFit WOD Tuesday 5/21 Speed Work (5.5 miles, 43:33) Wednesday 5/22 CrossFit WOD Thursday 5/23 CrossFit WOD Strength Training (Push Press) Bike (20 minutes) Friday 5/24 Tempo Run (4 miles, 32:16) Saturday 5/25 Spring Lake 5 mile Run 2 mile warm up jog (approx 19 minutes) 5 mile race (36:43) PR!!! Sunday… Continue reading Weekly Workout Wrap Up (5/20-5/26)

Cardio Workouts, running

The Benefits of Speed Work

Intervals are my favorite type of running workout. I'll pick intervals over tempos any day. Intervals, to me, aren't boring like tempos and sometimes, long runs. When you are running long, you are usually doing it at a steady pace, mile after mile. And unless you are running somewhere absolutely beautiful or with a friend,… Continue reading The Benefits of Speed Work

Mobility, Mobility Monday

Mobility Monday (Foam Rolling)

This week's Mobility post is about foam rolling. Foam rolling can help any athlete, whether you are a runner, CrossFitter, regular gym goer, etc. Regardless of the type of working out you participate in, I am going to make the assumption that most of you have been sore once or twice in your life. Although… Continue reading Mobility Monday (Foam Rolling)

CrossFit, Mobility, running, Weekly Workouts

Weekly Workout Wrap Up (5/13-5/19)

Monday 5/13 Treadmill Speed Work (6 miles, 52:31) 1 mile warm up @ 9:13min/mi, 2x400m @ 6:58, 1x500m @ 7:04, 1x600m @ 7:09, 2x700m @ 7:14, 1x600m @ 7:09, 1x500m @ 7:04, 2x400m @ 6:58, 1 mile cool down @ 8:57. 100m walk RI between each interval NTC Shawn Johnson Stretch Guide - 15 minutes… Continue reading Weekly Workout Wrap Up (5/13-5/19)