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Chicago Marathon Training Weeks 10/11 & Y-City Mile Recap


A bit behind in posting, but here's what my last few weeks have looked like. It's been some huge mileage for me. Week 10: Monday: 8 easy pace TM miles. Wednesday: Marathon pace run--2M WU; 5x1600m @8:10-8:20 pace w/400m recovery in … [Continue reading]

Chicago Marathon Training Week 9 & Emerald City Half Recap


First things first, back to school! 7th and 5th grade. Craziness. A bit of a drop back week again due to this weekend's half marathon. Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 5 easy paced TM miles each day. Saturday: 5 easy paced TM miles plus 5x20 … [Continue reading]

Chicago Marathon Training Weeks 7 & 8


Eight weeks in, eight weeks Marathon paced miles will be the focus of my training from here on out. I've been doing a little bit of that here and there but now there will be a lot more. Like a lot. This also coincides with a pretty … [Continue reading]

Chicago Marathon Training Weeks 5 & 6


A little (brief) catching up with my training so far..... Week 5: Monday: 5 easy paced TM miles with 5x20 second strides outside afterward, so 6 miles total. The strides felt strong! Tuesday: Rest. Wednesday: Speedwork. 8 TM miles with … [Continue reading]

Clean Cuisine Cookbook Review and Giveaway

Healthy vegetarian chili in white bowl on green background

I am finally coming out of hibernation to write a review of the recently released Clean Cuisine Dinner Cookbook by Ivy Larson.     We were thrilled when she contacted us to ask if we would be interested in previewing her cookbook. The book begins … [Continue reading]

Chicago Marathon Training Weeks 3 & 4


One fourth of the way in! Whaaaaat?? Week 3: Monday: TM speedwork. 4x800m @7:10 pace w/400m recovery in between for a total of 6 miles. Tuesday: Rest. Wednesday: More TM speedwork. 8 miles with the middle 6 as such: 1M @8:23-8:30 pace (I … [Continue reading]

Chicago Marathon Training Week 2


In summary of my work week: We are going through some big changes. Hopefully yours was better than mine! This week's runs: Monday: Speedwork for a total of 8 TM miles--4x1600m @7:30 pace w/800m recovery in between. I'm not a fan of speed … [Continue reading]

Chicago Marathon Training Week 1


   Yep. After some wavering, and a fair amount of procrastination, I pulled the trigger. Marathon #4, here I come!    I am so excited! Nervous maybe, but definitely excited. The timing feels right for me and I decided that this … [Continue reading]

Scioto Miles Spring Training Series 15K


So this was back in April, but it was a really good race for me, and I thought it deserved a recap. This was part 2 of the Scioto Miles Spring Training Series which we try to run every year--you have your choice of a 5, 10, or 15K. I missed the … [Continue reading]