Year of Running 2016

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I’m linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC to recap my year in running! To be honest, running has been very frustrating lately. I finally went to a physical therapist to see what’s been causing my IT-band pain since … Continue reading

How to Dominate Your Next Race Despite Scorching Summer Temps

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My latest article is up on FitnessMagazine.com! It’s all about my experience running the Ottawa Marathon during a heat wave, and what I did to prepare that helped me run a 32-minute PR despite the heat. Click here or on … Continue reading

Ottawa Marathon Recap

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I did it – I ran my second marathon! I chose the Ottawa Marathon for several reasons, one of which was that the average temperature was 60 degrees in late May. I figured the late date would allow me to … Continue reading

It’s the Final Countdown (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-1)

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This is it – the final week of marathon training! It is definitely starting to feel real and scary and I’m feeling the effects of the taper. I’m moody and antsy and nervous, and my legs feel jumpy sometimes and … Continue reading

Birthday Week (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-2)

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I really can’t believe I’m down to the last two weeks of marathon training. How did that happen so quickly?! Week 14 of Ottawa Marathon training was a good one. It was my first week of the three week taper … Continue reading

It’s Taper Time! (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-3)

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It’s finally time to taper for the Ottawa Marathon! This was my highest mileage week, the first time in a while that I’ve run 5 days a week (instead of my usual 4), and my last week of hard training. … Continue reading

One Month Countdown Begins! (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-4)

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The Ottawa Marathon is less than one month away! This week was another cutback week, after my 20-miler last weekend and before my upcoming 22-miler. I needed the physical (and mental) break from speed-work and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather on … Continue reading

To The Lighthouse! (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-5)

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This week marked my second-to-last super long run before the taper! It was also the first time I didn’t do a race that I registered for (which runners often refer to as DNS – did not show) and the first time I … Continue reading