Whether it’s your first race or your twentieth, the 2019 Edition of the Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon will be something special. The weekend will bring runners and spectators to the cradle of the Yorubas. And among those runners are some of the world’s best.
The weekend is however more than just running. Last year, runners had the opportunity to learn about the Yoruba culture direct from the custodian of the Yoruba culture, the Ooni of Ile-Ife at the Pasta Party he hosted .
There’s also no shortage of fun activities for runners and spectators before and after the race, including food, drinks, music and cultural entertainment.
Come be a part of Nigeria’s best running experience on February 3 2019!
Sunday 12/9 Log - ❄️💜 New socks, cold air and super happy 💜❄️ was up and at it in the early brisk air to test the legs for a second day in a row. Pleased to find I’m almost there yet can tell the lower body is still “resetting” itself. It’s the strangest sensation feeling individual muscles firing, working together as a unit. If anything, this downtime has certainly forced me to gain more body awareness. And, it’s bringing my ground contact time between legs into better balance as a result. If you choose to see it, there’s always a silver lining. 🙏🏻 Today’s program called for 12 mi. Not about to overdo it so easing back slowly into the routine. 6 brisk miles felt good for today’s #sundayrunday long run. And if all goes well, these legs will be back to the program next week just in time for another step up in mileage. This time around I’m prepared to make in the moment modifications based on where the body is at. Up until now I’ve taken my body and it’s health for granted. Just pushing through the program without full appreciation for all it has accomplished to date. So now more than ever I plan to evaluate what the body is capable of on a daily basis. And if modifications need to be made, so be it. Have to admit it felt REAL good to be back on the road moving “almost” discomfort free. 💜 #phoenixmarathon2019 is getting closer....exactly 2 months out! 🙀 #runnershigh#runningaddict#roadtorecovery#sockgametight@procompression
What a beautiful day for a run around Nose Hill Park. The fact that there was a 100 others out there made it even better. Nice to see some familiar faces! Hope you all enjoyed the trail!
#stridesrunstreak#runeveryday#runstreak Day 4️⃣0️⃣
BCS Marathon Race Report
First, let’s put this race into context. I understand why @coachjotridot didn’t want me to run based on my run history in the past 6 months (but I just couldn’t say no to this race!!!). Ok, I haven’t run more than 13 miles since May 19, which was a full at the #beachtobaymarathon. I ran a half in November and December when I completed #imwaco703 and paced #rungirl. And looking back through my data I ran 10-11 miles two times since May, every other run was at max 8 miles. Now, considering this I think I ran a damn good race today. I slowed down toward the end because I could feel my muscles getting fatigued and I didn’t want to injure myself. I reduced paced considerably after about mile 17. This wasn’t my A race. But, it could have been (I really wanted a 4:00 overall). My training program @tridotsystem literally had me prepared for those gradual inclines and full on hills on the #collegestationtx course and my nutritionist had my body well fueled for the race. Super happy about both. I’m a little sore, as you can expect, but I’m not injured and I can walk without looking like I need a cane.
Then I got to use some recovery boots at @lululemon before I left, which was just what I needed for the three hour trip home. Now I just need to go to sleep😴 to start my recovery...
Scottsdale Half Marathon
Half Marathon #88
🌍💥🏃♀️🎉 Well this weekend didn't go exactly as planned. I dropped out of the Tuscon Marathon yesterday at mile 21 after blacking out from altitude sickness. I was holding an 8:50 goal pace until mile 20 when I started to get dizzy. I managed to walk to the aid station at mile 21 when I realized I was in serious trouble and had to stop. Lesson learned: I was pushing myself too hard at 3500-4500 ft in the Santa Catalina mountains. I really struggled with altitude earlier this year at the Salt Lake City marathon, but I ran it much slower and Tuscon is a more difficult course.
I didn't want to come home discouraged and empty handed, so after getting plenty of rest, I ran the Scottsdale Half Marathon this morning at a slow recovery pace. Scottsdale is at elevation 1250 ft so it was manageable even though I was super sore. I wasn't sure I could walk a mile let alone run 13.1 after yesterday, but I toughed it out and glad I did it.
Total weekend miles: 34.1