Tag Archive: Richmond Marathon

Oct 15

Richmond Week 16: Friday the 13th & #ThisIs45

cake with many lit birthday candles

One more heavy week and then we start to cut back a little. This week was intense, and that’s a good thing, I think. After Sunday’s twofer in what I can only describe as The Suck that is summer-weather in October, it didn’t really get easier. Monday’s run was mercifully short–“only” 6 miles, but the… Continue Reading Richmond Week 16: Friday the 13th & #ThisIs45

Oct 08

Richmond Week 15: Now My Heart Is Full

Running down gravel driveway arms out wide

Bird camp week. That meant that my training plan needed to be a bit more flexible because the GPS is less accurate in the North Carolina mountains, and we were a lot higher in elevation than I’m used to in Spartanburg. The week started off with eight easy recovery miles on the heels of the… Continue Reading Richmond Week 15: Now My Heart Is Full

Oct 01

Richmond Week 14: Wheels Up

plane landing on runway at sunset surrounded by power lines

I can’t tell you how relieved I am this evening. I have finally had a really good week of running, my first in a while. Maybe my first since Victoria in June. Let me clarify: I’ve had some “Not Terrible” weeks since June, but summer in South Carolina renders much else pretty much impossible. Amsterdam… Continue Reading Richmond Week 14: Wheels Up

Sep 25

Richmond Week 13: Working My Way Back

Number 13 in black against concrete surrounded by red brick

Are we there yet? No. But we’re getting there. Week 13 out of 20, and this week was a pretty good one. My hip is still cranky, but it’s a little bit better than it was. I found a couple of stretches in yoga class that seem to get into the spot that is at… Continue Reading Richmond Week 13: Working My Way Back

Sep 17

Richmond Week 12: Two Steps Back, One Step Forward.

pygmy hedgehog from behind

Week 12. It was a bit of a rough week, but I think it ended up okay. I hope it did. I took a few days off after my long run in Williamsport. I was worried about my hip, which has been getting cranky from time to time at the end of hard workouts, and… Continue Reading Richmond Week 12: Two Steps Back, One Step Forward.

Sep 09

Warming Up. And Melting Down. Or Richmond Week 11.

greenery with finger

I usually try to post positive things about my running. But today sucked. And it sucked hard. I’m in Pennsylvania this weekend for a wedding. I was supposed to run an easy 6 today and a hard 16 tomorrow, but since tomorrow is a travel day, I swapped. This isn’t the first time, and it… Continue Reading Warming Up. And Melting Down. Or Richmond Week 11.

Sep 03

Richmond Week 10: Back to School

Young girl with hands covering her face and an expression of despair

Week Ten was hard. I didn’t really expect it to be hard. That was probably naive of me. Classes started this week, so there are suddenly many, many more demands on my time and attention than there were even a week ago. This shift isn’t a new thing. I’m entering my eleventh year at Converse,… Continue Reading Richmond Week 10: Back to School

Aug 27

Richmond Week 9: Total Eclipse

solar eclipse totality with cloud halo

Week 9 was a hard week. It opened with a solar eclipse, which I had traveled to Columbia to view in its totality. I wasn’t sure whether I should make the trip give the looming semester and the hectic week before, but YOLO. I got up early Monday morning, and it was still really hot.… Continue Reading Richmond Week 9: Total Eclipse

Aug 20

Richmond: Week 8, Welcome (back) to Swelterville

eight ball in foreground, cue ball behind with cue lining up on left

Week 8 required more flexibility with my training schedule. I flew back from Amsterdam on Tuesday, and the trip took 20+ hours from the time that I left my hotel room at the Amsterdam Renaissance until I unlocked my front door. Most of that time was spent sitting or waiting, or sitting and waiting. But… Continue Reading Richmond: Week 8, Welcome (back) to Swelterville

Aug 14

Richmond Week 7: Amsterdam

Number 7 spray painted against a concrete wall

A work trip forced me to take my training on the road this week. I went to Amsterdam for a conference, and that required me to make some adjustments and be a bit flexible. But it was also a wonderful opportunity to get out of the heat and swelter of the South Carolina summer and… Continue Reading Richmond Week 7: Amsterdam

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