Category Training

A case of the Mondays

I had plenty of reasons to skip my Monday Night run: A half marathon on Sunday. Sure it was with a friend at a comfortable pace. But it was hilly and I don’t care how many ultras I finish…there is nothing pansy about 13.1 (actually 13.34 because I can’t run a tangent to save my […]

The 4th of July Adventures of Gustav the Trail Running Piñata

FACT: More people have climbed Mt Everest than piñatas have pretty much done anything.* This is the story of one piñata’s adventures in the NC mountains (really big hills to you west coasters) *The statement is on the internet now so it must be true It all started one 4th of July, when two Rasians […]

Quote of the Week – 12/8

Jenny declares GU to be tastiest treat ever. – Garbanzo   I’m not sure this was the best thing I’ve heard or read all week…but this was definitely the best thing I’ve seen all week:

(Like a) Blister in the Sun Marathon RR

A Stupid Hot Hilly Little Run in the Park The RD says, “I guarantee suck ass conditions and a fun time.” What more do you want? It was hot. It was hilly. It was awesome. LET ME GO ON…. August 3, 2014 I’m a huge fan of a race that requires entrants to write a […]

Don’t Mind the Puddles of Jenster…

Iphone told me it would be 88 during my 6:00 PM club run. I mentally prepared for 88 the whole day. If it’s 88 and I’m in a Delorian can I time travel to October? However, all that mental prep was worthless….how was it 90 when high for the day was supposed to be 88? Didn’t Mother Nature […]

Meet my new partner in crime

BEATRIX GENDER: Feminine PRONOUNCED: BEE-ə-triks (English) MEANINGS: From Viatrix, a feminine form of the Late Latin name Viator which meant “voyager, traveler”. Also “blessed; she who brings happiness” The name also reminds me of the ultimate bad ass – Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill. 

The hay is in the Barn

But I have no clue how to make sure it’s stacked right. Greg would say throwing a 50 Miler and a 50k into the plan he made for me means it is definitely not stacked correctly.  Actually, take out “would” and add a few lines questioning my intelligence and you have what he actually said. […]

This week in running

How did I get so lucky?? Seriously, the week rocks. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! 1. I passed 1,200 miles for the year. This is neat because since I began running/logging miles in 2009, I’ve never broken 1,200/year. It’s also neat because as of 6/30 my YTD was 568 miles. Who knew training added crazy mileage?! 2. I booked a […]

Maybe I’m not a total Idiot

My body didn’t get the memo that I had  50 Mile PR 4 days earlier. Tempo Wednesday – 7 Miles w/ 5 @ Faster than GMP (9:30) Warm up and cool down weren’t too shabby either! I know this is what you’re thinking…but I’m a bit proud of myself 🙂

Excuse Me While I Humble Brag Part 2

I can go on a freakin Jenny Craig commercial now. And I have even less of a butt, as if that was possible. It’s been 90 days since I started Whole 30 and I’ve stuck to a mostly paleo diet since it ended. I don’t think I could have ever stuck to a paleo diet […]

Stranger Danger – Greenway style

July 24 I planned my Saturday long run on a greenway I’ve only run on twice. But I had to go to a specific mall (UGH!) in a random part of town…so what better way the change it up and get 15 miles in on a relatively flat area of Raleigh? It was about 5 […]

So Long, “Summer”!

Relatively cool temps + relatively clean eating = doing a decent job sticking to the training plan (172.3 miles for the month). Somehow managed to survive the last 6 days of August, which involved 15, 5, 7, 6, 6, 13 due to moving last week’s long run to Monday. Resting today to prepare for the […]

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Attempting a 5k PR  and getting a bit fat FAIL with a 28:37. Then a few days later run a 6 mile tempo in 54:30 during training.

I need a track luckdragon

Wednesday nights are usually death on the track with the speed demons… The Nothing …but 800m repeats + scary storm = half-assed run on the treadmill. UGH.

Post Raccoon DNF

Elite members of the Jenster Fan Club have died holding their breath waiting for my Rocky Raccoon Report.  RIP elite members! Those who are only mostly dead or not dead yet (and feeling better) probably saw so many reports and videos on the Raccoon thing that you either think I reported and you missed it or you […]