Taper week shenanigans 2

Taper week shenanigans
I’m sorta glad I only have a 2 week taper for this marathon. I still remember the very first time I did this, I took the last 3 weeks super easy, ate nothing but pasta and grew increasingly antsy. It was not fun. Quick recap of this past week! Since I’m still getting ready for ...

Roller coaster ride into Napa Valley Marathon

Roller coaster ride into Napa Valley Marathon
Some time last year, possibly after my awful performance at Nike Women’s Marathon, I signed up for Napa Valley Marathon. Similar to CIM, it’s net downhill, except I think there is less total elevation gain in between the rollers. The scenery promised to be breathtaking, and I knew I wanted to do this race. I ...

How to dress for every run

How to dress for every run
I think I’m learning my lesson on this whole early Spring race thing…training through the winter is not that fun. Granted, we are pretty blessed in California and can actually still go outside and do stuff. But it’s still not very pleasant. For example, when you wake up for your long run and outside it’s ...