Twin Cities Marathon 2011 Race Report: PR & BQ!

Twin Cities Marathon 2011 was marathon #8 for me and my 4th time running Twin Cities.  I love that I FINALLY don't have to start a race report off with "Once again, this wasn't the race that I was hoping for".  This WAS the race that I was hoping for.  My performance, both in terms …

Continue reading Twin Cities Marathon 2011 Race Report: PR & BQ!

A PR and a BQ!

  Today was SUCH a fabulous race.  I got a 7 1/2 minute PR and a BQ that really felt like a BQ.  THIS was how I imagined the race that I wanted to get me into Boston! 3:42:19!  (8:30 pace)  My garmin measured long again (just like all previous Twin Cities at 26.57 miles) …

Continue reading A PR and a BQ!

Powered by Shep

I'll have a little extra help tomorrow when I'm running the Twin Cities Marathon.  I will be Powered By Shep. How cute is he?!?! Shepard Kelly is the two year old son of one of my brother's high school friends, Jennifer (Bawcom) Kelly.  On August 21st of this year he woke up not feeling quite …

Continue reading Powered by Shep

Go Away, Negative Thoughts!

Today was a shitty day, filled with imaginary (hopefully!) hamstring tweaks, work stress and life stress.  Topped off with my infamous self-doubt, which I thought I would be able to keep buried this time around, but which started to creep in today when I thought about Sunday.  Uggggg.  I'm doing my best to think positive, …

Continue reading Go Away, Negative Thoughts!

Bring It! (Twin Cities Marathon 2011 Training Recap)

It's that time of the training cycle again.  Time for my marathon training recap! What's the point of doing a training recap, you ask?  Many marathons ago a running friend suggested that I do it as a way to prove to myself that I'm ready and that I CAN do this thing.  He suggested that …

Continue reading Bring It! (Twin Cities Marathon 2011 Training Recap)

Twin Cities Marathon Training, Week #9 recap

First, update on the iphone:  It works!  Rice fixed it.  Now I'm connected to the world again! Legs feel great today.  No pain or issues.  A little creaky.  I feel like I could run, but I'm going to be a good trainee and listen to coach and take the day off of running. Twin Cities …

Continue reading Twin Cities Marathon Training, Week #9 recap