Monthly Archives: August 2014

Marathon Training Week 9 Recap

This week we really picked it up with a mid-week 8.5 miler and then a 14 mile run with a fast pace for 5.5 and slower pace for 8.5 miles on Saturday. Monday – P90X YogaX Tuesday – 3 mile jog (plan called for 10:29 pace) My legs felt pretty tired from the Annapolis 10 […]

Friday Finds!

Brooks Running is coming out with these cool limited-edition Ombre Collection running sneakers. According to Brooks Running on Instagram, the sneakers are available on their website (but I couldn’t find them…) and will be available in select stores on September 1st. They are limited edition and expected to go fast! Saucony has recently introduced the […]

Garmin Customer Service

Having had our Garmin Forerunner GPS watches for just one year now, Mike and I expect them to still be in good condition. However, Mike’s watch band has started peeling off the watch face over the past month. He has used super glue as a temporary solution to hold the watchband on. Last week, I […]

Marathon Training Week 8 Recap

I missed one day this week and didn’t do the strength training that I wanted to get it. But we were out of town with busy schedules for a few days so I didn’t worry too much about it. Week 9 is a new week! Monday – 5.5 miles comfortable (plan called for 9:36-8:43 pace) […]

Friday Finds!

Athleta came out with some new Pulse shorts including these cute striped ones! I love that they are a little different than your everyday running shorts. Just recently discovering the Athleta Pulse shorts, I’m a huge fan. You can read my review here. Just spotted at CitySports in Georgetown – a softer version of their […]

Running in Lake George

Running outside of a city feels so good. Mike and I were in Lake George, NY (about an hour north of Albany) for a long weekend visiting family. We decided the best spot for our 11 mile run would be the Warren County Bikeway. We knew we wanted to turn around at Lake George village […]

GU Salted Caramel Review

I finally found the GU Salted Caramel flavor last week at CitySports that I’ve read such great things. I was pretty excited to have a break from the Accel gels and try out this flavor on our long run this past Saturday. The Accel gels were my first and really only experience with energy gels. […]

Marathon Training Week 7 Recap

This week I didn’t get in as much yoga, cross training and Ab Ripper X as I would have liked to. But we were on vacation for part of the week and then had a busy few days getting back into the DC routine. Next week I’ll try to limit my rest days to one […]

Friday Finds!

If you are lucky enough to live near a Dunkin Donuts in a “select market,” you can try out their new pretzel twist! I’m a huge fan of soft pretzels, as you can see from my numerous blog photos of them (one, two, three, four) and running just makes me crave them more. Soft pretzels […]

Marathon Training Week 6 Recap

My recap is a little late this week because Mike and I were on vacation. My quad felt much better (guess it was just sore) so I kept up with the regular training plan. Monday – 5.5 miles fast (8:19-7:52 pace) This run was TOUGH. I had major stomach issues while doing the run after […]