Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Kicking off the 2019 Race season!

I kicked off my 2019 race season with a spontaneous half marathon in Austin, TX!  The 3M half!  I wouldn't say I was trained for this.  Just coming off CIM in December and slowly building the miles back up, and experiencing some nasty Plantar Fasciitis, leg pain, and some stomach issues!  I went into this race relaxed and just wanting to get out there and run the distance because I love to run.  The course, like CIM, was a net downhill.  But don't let that fool you! There were plenty uphills in that course!  Running relaxed, I walked away with a 2 minute PR of 1:48.  Checking off one the goals I had set for 2019 to break 1:50 in the half and we're only 20 days into the year!  That excites me!

Next up is the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k!  I look forward to this race every year!  It's an awesome course that's easy to negative split and a great course to get a PR at if that's your thing.  The last half of this race is downhill so be prepared to run fast!  I'm not going into this race this year to PR, but just to have fun with my friends.  I think it's important to step away from racing occasionally and just get out there to run and have fun!  If you want to join me, it's not too late to sign up! 

Other than these two amazing races, I have several 5Ks on the schedule, as well as another spring half where I'll pacing.  Spending some time this spring to just enjoy running without the pressure of paces and races!  In June, things will get serious again as I begin training for Chicago Marathon!

 What does your 2019 race calendar look like?  Also, send me a message if you will be running the Allstate Hot Chocolate 5k or 15k!  I would love to meet up!!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Zwift Run!

Disclaimer: I received a Zwift Run Pod to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check to review find and write race reviews!

Are you a Zwifter?  I was so excited when my Zwift run pod came in the mail!  If you haven't heard of Zwift, it is a virtual cycling and now a running community.  You can with anyone anywhere all from the comfort of your home or gym!  All you need is a the footpod, a treadmill, and the Zwift app.  When I say anywhere, I really mean anywhere!  I have ventured through New York, London, the jungle, and even through a volcano, and with so many other biking and running by my side.  It's been so much fun and it makes my treadmill runs such an adventure these days!

I think the Zwift run app is an awesome idea!  Treadmill runs can sometimes be so boring and this allows a great way to run and be social!  Sometimes our busy schedules don't allow us to do group runs and this app allows you to run with people anytime you're on the treadmill!  It is also customized to your fitness level.  You can train for anything from a 5K, half marathon, marathon, and even triathlons!  It will also connect to your strava and Garmin connect!   Such an amazing device to keep you motivated!

I can't encourage you enough to download this app!  When you do, let me know and we can do some runs together!


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