FLASHBACK FRIDAY TO MEDAL GALORE! 🎉🎖 Some of our team had a Super Sunday at the British Masters Championships!
After missing her 1500m (and a potential medal) on Saturday due to traffic - Rachel made up for it with a fantastic Silver over the 800m!
Clare made the long journey down from Scotland to collect not only a silver over the 400m but a super bronze in the 800m also!
Chris W also came away with a medal of his own with a brilliant silver over the 800m - running an incredibly astute race!
WELL DONE TEAM!
I just love me some cross training and a good workout. I honestly cannot wait till after the marathon and getting back to all things cross training. I already have fitness plans and goals for and beyond running. I definitely have plans to focus on getting faster and updating my PR's from 2 years ago in the 5k, 10k and half marathon. My quads were about 90% less sore and between spinning, lifting, doing eccentric exercises and swimming my legs felt great and my cardio is feeling the best I have ever felt. From here on out I am just going to try and stick to the roads and do what I can in this heat till Chicago.
Harter aber schöner Longrun heute auf der Donauinsel in Wien. Gestern kein Abendessen und zu wenig getrunken rächt sich dann. Aber glücklicherweise sind ja in Österreich an belebten Routen alle paar Km Trinkbrunnen, da kann man nachtanken. Da kann Berlin noch vieles von der @stadtwien lernen...
A happy run used to mean hitting my exact pace and mileage, and finishing a workout no matter what. But after years of doing that, I started to realize that runs weren’t exactly making me happy, at least not in the way I remember feeling when I was a kid just starting out. I’m affiliated in no way with @brooksrunning other than loving their shoes, but I really like this slogan because it encourages me to think about joy as a reason to run rather than a measurement. To me now, running happy means going for a run if I feel like it, not because I feel like I have to. Running happy means stopping to help a turtle cross the road or watching a cardinal flit through a forest’s underbrush. Running happy means leaving my screens behind and forgetting about the stress of school for just an hour or so. Running happy means noticing the sun warming my shoulders, the sound of my feet clipping along, and leaning into the burn in my legs. Running happy means chasing down goals but being satisfied even if I don’t reach them. ✨What does run happy mean to you? #PhDistance
#tbt 2016 NYC Marathon. Breakthrough race. 3:07 finish, 5+ min PR and negative splits.
Anyone want to guess what my average weekly mileage was (in the 11 weeks before race)?! Not 70, not 60. Nope. It was 49.5 miles. I had two “big” training weeks with just about 60 miles each but the rest of the weeks were in the upper 40s-50s. I had ONE run over 19 miles...the rest were marathon specific mid range long runs (15-18 miles) that helped put me in the best shape I had ever been in. I also went into the race feeling ready to fight rather than previous training blocks where I was exhausted from much higher mileage.
Social media is great for so many reasons - I’ve learned a ton about proper training, fueling, recovery and I’ve found so many inspiring women to chase. But it can also make you feel like you aren’t running enough mileage since high mileage seems to be the norm. Trust me: you can train hard and set awesome PRs without going overboard with mileage. There are other things you can tweak before upping the mileage: workouts, strength work, recovery, nutrition. Quality over quantity wins all the time. Plus, if you are like me, you just don’t have the luxury to run for 90+ min every day. Work, life, family are all competing priorities and I’d much rather have a balanced life than running drive every decision I make.
ETA: I’ve been asked about my training. @itsamarython was my coach and I wrote a detailed post two years ago about some of the key workouts and how my plan was generally structured. Check the link in my bio!