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Training for Boston

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Running with the goal of a Boston Qualifier馃榿 馃弮馃弮馃弮 5k 21:24 10k 45:07 Half 1:42:47 Full x2 3:48:18 Next race 馃憠 Gate City Marathon?

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So... Last night I won an entry into the Squamish 50! How crazy is that? That's thanks to @ethannewberry @kimberleydt @garyrobbins and the spirit of #gingermas18 not to mention a little quick googling and a lot of luck haha. .  I'm obviously no ultra trail runner, but I've always seen my path as a runner being that of qualifying for Boston and then tackling the trails. That's almost entirely because of Ethan's beautiful films that document ultra trail running. Oh and also hearing @courtneydauwalter on the Joe Rogan Experience after crushing Moab 240 in 2017. . Anyway, suddenly finding myself with an entry into a staggeringly beautiful race is so cool. Now I just need to figure out how to get prepared. FYI I have no intention to run the 50 (miles or kilometers) but am looking at the 23k. It sounds like it's a seriously tough course. Even the 50k has an 11.5hr cutoff....which is insane. Even the 23k appears to have an average finish time of 3-4 hours...which is pretty crazy for a half marathon. . I've got until August to learn about trails and vert. Oh and also about traveling for races... This is really cool though! 2019 just got interesting 馃槑 · · · · · · · · · · #runmass #runmassachusetts #runnerofinstagram #runnerworld #runner4life #runnerforlife #runnergram #runnersofinsta #runnerman #runnersunite #runneraddict #runnernation #runnerselfie #runnersview #runnin #runnersonly #saucony #nbpt #nbptlife #marathonrunning #sauconyrunning #sauconykinvara #sauconykinvara8 #runallseasons #trailrunning #squamish50
That's me crossing a marathon finish line for the first time. My body language says a lot about how I felt in that moment 馃槄 . It didn't scare me away from doing it again and doing it right! . What's funny is even though I felt like absolute death by the end of my first marathon, I actually felt far more sore after the 2nd one. In fact I was crippled with soreness for a couple days and wasn't 100% for about a week! I guess I was pushing myself to different extremes between the two races? Maybe all the walking I did in the first race helped flush the lactic acid out of my muscles? 馃 . Anyway, I can't wait until the next one! · · · · · · · · · · #runmass #runmassachusetts #runnerofinstagram #runnerworld #runner4life #runnerforlife #runnergram #runnersofinsta #runnerman #runnersunite #runneraddict #runnernation #runnerselfie #runnersview #runnin #runnersonly #saucony #nbpt #nbptlife #marathonrunning #sauconyrunning #sauconykinvara #sauconykinvara8 #runallseasons
First real long run in so long! Really had a blast and I felt great. I was participating in #gingermas18, so I went on a whole scavenger hunt looking for various Christmas decorations. It turns out Newburyport isn't really the most festive town when it comes to elaborate decorations hah. Had fun nonetheless 馃檪 · · · · · · · · · · #happyrun #timetorun #halfmarathoner #chasingboston #trainingrun #marathonic #runningcommunity #chasingunicorns #distancerunners #runningmen #runninggoals #keepshowingup #iloverunning #runnerworld #runnerscommunity #run4fun #runnerlife #roadrunning #love2run #stravarun #nevernotrunning #runrunrun #runforfun #worldrunners #marathon #runhard #distancerunners #sundayrunday
Wow from 17 degrees to 50! The weather really is all over the place hah. It was a great day to go out and prepare for #gingermas18! It's a running scavenger hunt @ethannewberry puts on every year. I wasn't able to find many festive decorations around town, so I don't think I'll be doing that great! Should be fun nonetheless 馃檪 · · · · · · · · · · #runmass #runmassachusetts #runnerofinstagram #runnerworld #runner4life #runnerforlife #runnergram #runnersofinsta #runnerman #runnersunite #runneraddict #runnernation #runnerselfie #runnersview #runnin #runnersonly #saucony #nbpt #nbptlife #marathonrunning #sauconyrunning #sauconykinvara #sauconykinvara8 #runallseasons
Brr! 17 degrees this morning! . Despite the cold, I felt good and am really excited to make it through my midweek runs with my foot feeling good. Tomorrow is a rest day. I'm already looking forward to my runs this weekend! · · · · · · · · · · #fitmode #marathonrunner #marathonlife #runday #instarunning #runshots #runnerspace #runninglife #runnersofig #runlovers #runfast #keepingfit #fitnesspro #runstrong #marathoner #sweatlife #strongbody #runningislife #fitrunner #workoutflow #runnersbody #healthyishappy #wearetherunners #findyourstrong #givekudos #strava
Spotted a bunch of wild turkeys on my run today 馃 . Felt good on my run and my foot continues to feel better. Hopefully this continues 馃 . Having gotten through my longish midweek run, it's making me feel good about my prospects of being able to finish my planned runs this week, including Sunday's 12 miles! · · · · · · · · · · #happyrun #timetorun #halfmarathoner #chasingboston #trainingrun #marathonic #runningcommunity #chasingunicorns #distancerunners #runningmen #runninggoals #keepshowingup #iloverunning #runnerworld #runnerscommunity #run4fun #runnerlife #roadrunning #love2run #stravarun #nevernotrunning #runrunrun #runforfun #worldrunners #marathon #runhard #distancerunners #marathontraining
One benefit to it being 20 degrees out is you get to have the waterfront to yourself! 馃榿 . I'm finally getting back into a structured routine. 28 miles is the plan this week with a 12 mile long run! · · · · · · · · · · #runmass #runmassachusetts #runnerofinstagram #runnerworld #runner4life #runnerforlife #runnergram #runnersofinsta #runnerman #runnersunite #runneraddict #runnernation #runnerselfie #runnersview #runnin #runnersonly #saucony #nbpt #nbptlife #marathonrunning #sauconyrunning #sauconykinvara #sauconykinvara8 #runallseasons
First long(ish) run in what feels like forever! It was great to get out there and go on a bit of an adventure hah. Sundays just aren't the same without a running adventure 馃槉 · · · · · · · · · · #happyrun #timetorun #halfmarathoner #chasingboston #trainingrun #marathonic #runningcommunity #chasingunicorns #distancerunners #runningmen #runninggoals #keepshowingup #iloverunning #runnerworld #runnerscommunity #run4fun #runnerlife #roadrunning #love2run #stravarun #nevernotrunning #runrunrun #runforfun #worldrunners #marathon #runhard #distancerunners #sundayrunday
Windy 4 miles this afternoon. It's really starting to feel like winter! . Looking forward to a proper long run tomorrow! First time since my race! Nothing crazy...just something over an hour. Baby steps... · · · · · · · · · · #runmass #runmassachusetts #runnerofinstagram #runnerworld #runner4life #runnerforlife #runnergram #runnersofinsta #runnerman #runnersunite #runneraddict #runnernation #runnerselfie #runnersview #runnin #runnersonly #saucony #nbpt #nbptlife #marathonrunning #sauconyrunning #sauconykinvara #sauconykinvara8 #runallseasons
I'm trying to not get my hopes up about my foot being back to normal but things are feeling good. Fingers crossed things stay that way! . I've been keeping the runs short and easy. I think I'll do another 30 mins tomorrow and then 60-70 on Sunday and see how that feels. . I think the real test is going to be seeing how my foot handles long runs and tempo workouts. I'm dying to get some proper workouts in! · · · · · · · · · · #justkeeprunning #marathonrunning #nbpt #run4life #runner4life #runneraddict #runner4life #runnergram #runnerlife #runnerman #runnerofinstagram #runnerselfie #runnersofinsta #runnersonly #runnerworld #runnig #runnin #runningislife #runrun #runselfie #runstagram #runyourworld
An easy 30 min run this morning. It feels really good to have a bit of a routine forming once again. Now I just need to start being thankful for the non-snowy/icy days while they're still here 馃槖 · · · · · · · · · · #runmass #runmassachusetts #runnerofinstagram #runnerworld #runner4life #runnerforlife #runnergram #runnersofinsta #runnerman #runnersunite #runneraddict #runnernation #runnerselfie #runnersview #runnin #runnersonly #saucony #nbpt #nbptlife #marathonrunning #sauconyrunning #sauconykinvara #sauconykinvara8 #runallseasons
Got in some foggy miles this afternoon. This is actually the longest run I've done since the race! It felt really good to be out there for more than 20-25 minutes. . It's hard to know exactly what the issue is with my foot, but I think things are heading in the right direction. One key change I've made is switching back to my tried and true Saucony Kinvaras. I really like those Altra Escalantes, but it seems my foot might not have hah. . Hopefully things continue in this direction and in maybe two weeks or so I can get a proper long run in! It's been too long! · · · · · · · · · · #fitmode #marathonrunner #marathonlife #runday #instarunning #runshots #runnerspace #runninglife #runnersofig #runlovers #runfast #keepingfit #fitnesspro #runstrong #marathoner #sweatlife #strongbody #runningislife #fitrunner #workoutflow #runnersbody #healthyishappy #wearetherunners #findyourstrong #givekudos #strava #sundayrunday
Been nursing my foot for the last couple weeks. This week has entailed 1 day on 1 day off and only doing ~20 mins running. Also have been going to the gym and hitting the bike to get some extra cardio in. . These last couple runs have been showing some light at the end of the tunnel! I'm trying to not get my hopes up, though. Since I don't see myself racing again until the spring, this really isn't the worst time to be resting. That said, I really do miss my running adventures 馃槶. I haven't run more than 30 mins since my race! That was more than 5 weeks ago!! · · · · · · · · · · #happyrun #timetorun #halfmarathoner #chasingboston #trainingrun #marathonic #runningcommunity #chasingunicorns #distancerunners #runningmen #runninggoals #keepshowingup #iloverunning #runnerworld #runnerscommunity #run4fun #runnerlife #roadrunning #love2run #stravarun #nevernotrunning #runrunrun #runforfun #worldrunners #marathon #runhard #distancerunners #altra #altrarunning
Posting this a day late. I had some foot pain leading into the race. Weirdly it decided to show up during the taper. Anyway, it thankfully was only minimal there for the race, but it didn't really go away with my 3 weeks off post-race. . Then yesterday I was dumb and went out for a tempo run. Things felt awesome until mile 3. I literally had to call it quits and walk home. . I've got a theory that my issue yesterday was that I changed my foot strike due to trying to avoid aggravating the existing issue. Yesterday's issue was in a different location than the original foot pain. . Anyway, I'll be spending some time on the stationary bike for the next couple days 馃槬 · · · · · · · · · · #happyrun #timetorun #halfmarathoner #chasingboston #trainingrun #marathonic #runningcommunity #chasingunicorns #distancerunners #runningmen #runninggoals #keepshowingup #iloverunning #runnerworld #runnerscommunity #run4fun #runnerlife #roadrunning #love2run #stravarun #nevernotrunning #runrunrun #runforfun #worldrunners #marathon #runhard #distancerunners #altra #altrarunning
Another easy recovery run today. Felt better than yesterday. Now I'm just looking forward to getting some quality long runs in again! · · · · · · · · · · #fitmode #marathonrunner #marathonlife #runday #instarunning #runshots #runnerspace #runninglife #runnersofig #runlovers #runfast #keepingfit #fitnesspro #runstrong #marathoner #sweatlife #strongbody #runningislife #fitrunner #workoutflow #runnersbody #healthyishappy #wearetherunners #findyourstrong #givekudos #strava
Two years ago I ran my first ever race! It was the @locorunning Harborside Half and so I kind of view this race as my running anniversary. It was my 2nd race when I ran it a year later. Due to being so close to my marathon, I didn't run it this year, but I was sure to show up and cheer on the runners in their final stretch! . It was a beautiful fall day, though quite windy! It was hard to resist the temptation to jump in and run with them 馃槣. We'll see, I haven't run yet today so I might just go do that now that the race is over! · · · · · · · · · · #justkeeprunning #marathonrunning #nbpt #run4life #runner4life #runneraddict #runner4life #runnergram #runnerlife #runnerman #runnerofinstagram #runnerselfie #runnersofinsta #runnersonly #runnerworld #runnig #runnin #runningislife #runrun #runselfie #runstagram #runyourworld
Just ran for the first time since race day! Man, it's crazy what 3 weeks will do! I might have lost a little fitness, but I think the time off was a good thing. . Now it's time to slowly ramp back up a bit and start planning my winter training! · · · · · · · · · · #runmass #runmassachusetts #runnerofinstagram #runnerworld #runner4life #runnerforlife #runnergram #runnersofinsta #runnerman #runnersunite #runneraddict #runnernation #runnerselfie #runnersview #runnin #runnersonly  #nbpt #nbptlife #marathonrunning #runallseasons #marathontraining

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