Now that the training run is over it’s time to put the big girl tri-shorts on and get serious! Very fitting that the priority registration for this was right after two cities marathon.
November 1st I embarked on running a marathon for the first time. Prior to an endurance race, athletes typically taper or have a much lighter workout regimen to allow the body to rest and be at peak performance come race day. I fell ill on taper week and held off doing any workouts to ensure I would be 100% on race day. Well, I found out the hard way (more…)
After completing my second 70.3 race I am reflecting and comparing the two (and how last Sunday went). To date, Santa Cruz 70.3 has been my easiest and most enjoyable race. That’s right EASIER than a half marathon! Just think about that for a moment. The longest race I have done, covering 70.3 miles with a combination of swimming, cycling, and running, is also the easiest race I have ever done. It all comes down to (more…)