It’s the Epic 5K in Bangor on Dec. 28. Wanna join me?
Hi all. I owe you a race report about this little event. It’s coming … I’ve been delaying because I’m just not that into racing right now. Which is why it makes total sense (/sarcasm) that I am writing about a cool race that’s taking place in Bangor tonight. The folks at KahBang are kicking […]
I woke up this morning and I just didn’t have my game face on. Or race face on. Whatever. I knew before I even started that I did not have it in me today to really push myself. It was cold. It was wet. It was very cold and wet at the same time. But […]
Race report coming to you live from the drive home! My goal — nailed it! I dared for a sub-2-hour marathon and I did (according to my watch) 1:55:12. (Edit: Official race time is 1:56:04. That’s gun time.) That is around 15 minutes faster than my half-marathon PR that I set at this course last year […]
I am happy to report that this was a totally awesome race. My goal was 1:35; my time was 1:30:31! That’s the 6-second video Tony recorded of me crossing the finish line. 🙂 Backing up … My little sister by 7 years came down yesterday to spend time with us/visit our brother/cheer me on for […]
And this is how I’m going to dress.
So tomorrow is my next race — my first race since the end of November! Last year, wen I was training for my first marathon* I didn’t sign up for too many races. As I was training for one big race, every other race seemed to get in the way of my training plan for […]
For what it’s worth — I put together a spreadsheet of all the races I’ve run, the times I got and my average pace per mile. I haven’t run that many races, but if you consider that it’s only been a year, 10 events is not so bad. I like how the marathon is still […]
Indescribable. When Tony and I pulled into the University of Southern Maine parking garage, it was torrential rain. I looked out at the runners around me (who were intelligently wearing rain jackets or trash bags, which I did not think to do), and I thought, “Do I really want to put myself through this for five-plus hours? […]
Race day! You know it’s race day because I’m: – eating oatmeal with maple syrup. – wearing my race day tank. – up at 4:45 am. I didn’t sleep well last night. It’s always like that before a race because I’m so nervous about sleeping through my alarm. I feel strong and well rested, though. […]