Monday mix

From summer freedom to school

No big theme here today, just some scattered thoughts/happenings to share. And I do love bullet points, so here goes: I nailed my 18-mile glycogen depletion run on Saturday. I felt good all the way to the end, which was such a great feeling after my first couple of tough runs without fuel. Maybe my body is starting to adapt? At the same time, I […]

The art of the recovery run (and a winner)

When I first started running, I’d always end my week with my long run, then take the next day off. This worked fine, but a few years back I started experimenting with a shorter, very easy run the day after my long runs. This has been routine ever since because I find I get much more out of it than pure rest. Making a run […]

No breakfast in bed here

These guys made my day perfect

What I wanted for Mother’s Day:  To start  the day with a 2,000-yd. swim. Then go to church. Then run an easy recovery run to my son’s soccer game. I wore my Altra Zero Drop Delilahs (have you entered my giveaway for a pair?) and felt completely effortless–it was such a great run. To go on a family hike after the soccer game. Followed by […]