Race Recap: 2017 Twin Cities 10 Mile

This was my 7th 10 mile and 2nd TC 10 Mile. And was a great reminder why I love the distance and this race, specifically! Even though this training cycle included a stress reaction and a hamstring strain, it showed me just how effective cross training can be. My alarm off at 4:15. Breakfast was… Continue reading Race Recap: 2017 Twin Cities 10 Mile

Race Recap: 2017 Ragnar Great River

My alarm went off at 1:45 a.m. and I was out the door by 2:30 a.m. We met at Volee teammate Kaitlin’s place and was on the road to Winona by 3 freaking a.m. After a slight detour due to road construction and missing our 5:45 a.m. start time, we finally made it to the… Continue reading Race Recap: 2017 Ragnar Great River

Race Recap: Red, White and Boom! Half Marathon RELAY

Race morning was early. Calvin woke up at 3 and finally went back down around 3:30. I tossed and turned until 4:30 when my alarm went off. I ate the breakfast cookie I made the night before and drank a cup of coffee and glass of water. I wasn’t feeling my stride shorts for some… Continue reading Race Recap: Red, White and Boom! Half Marathon RELAY

Race Recap: 2016 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

On Friday we left the Cities around noon and took a small detour to avoid some slow downs on I-35. We got to my sister-in-law’s around 3:15 (after a stop at the grocery and liquor store). Since my brother-in-law was running his 16th!!!!! Grandma’s Marathon and had to go pick up his race packet, they… Continue reading Race Recap: 2016 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Nine

Monday: REST I did a 20-minute arm workout (Thanks, Minneapolis Running!), my PT exercises, stretched and foam rolled Tuesday: 5 miles (9:40 pace) Pretty much everything was working against me for this one — my calves were in knots still from mowing the lawn over the weekend and I was SO HUNGRY after a busy… Continue reading Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Nine

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Five

Monday: REST Monday was an official rest day, but it was a busy one! I headed downtown for an afternoon meeting and then just stayed downtown for the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Forum event that evening. It was a fabulous and inspiring event with so many incredible women in attendance, including Cindy Kent who was… Continue reading Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Five

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Three

Monday: Rest Tuesday: 3.5 miles (9:35 pace) Tuesday evening after putting Calvin to bed, I laced up my running shoes for my weekly run with Andrea and Kate. My legs felt extremely heavy, but I figured that was to be expected after taking an entire week off from running. Wednesday: Rest Thursday: 3 miles (9:28… Continue reading Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Three