Journey to Sub 3 - Episode 2: Extreme Fatigue

I was a bit worried I wouldn’t have much to share since the first several weeks of a marathon cycle are pretty boring, but shortly after posting my first video in the series I was hit with extreme fatigue. The fatigue is something I haven’t experienced since I first found out I was anemic over 4 years ago. I am continuing with my daily iron supplements as usual and am in the process of getting blood work.

Read More
Journey to Sub 3 - Episode 1: So Many New Things

I’m back on that sub-3 journey! As you may or may not know, I didn’t hit my goal in the fall, but I’m back chasing that sub-3 goal this fall at CIM. I thought it would be fun to share this training cycle in a video/vlog series. This goal is huge and hard, so I want to share all the challenges I face each week as an average runner with everyday responsibilities, trying to tackle a big goal.

Read More
Well, That Came Quick - My Fall Racing Plans!

When you run a late June marathon, the fall season pops up on you pretty quickly, so I’ve gotta get my racing plans out there! I definitely have a desire to race more this season because I didn’t race a ton during my Grandma’s buildup because running another marathon during your marathon training really wears you out! I want to use my races during the fall as check in points for my fitness to make sure I’m on track for my sub 3 hour marathon goal or to adjust if needed.

Read More
Sweat Rate Test - My Results and How You Can Do Your Own

Now that I’m finally back to consistent running and starting to build both mileage and incorporate speed, I thought it was a great opportunity to perform a sweat rate test. While it feels like the summer is coming to the end, the next few months will remain warm and humid around here and I want to make sure I’m properly hydrated to optimize performance.

Read More
Jessica @ Sugar Runs
Grandma's Marathon - What I Learned This Cycle + Goals For Race Day

Wow, wow, wow. I can’t believe its finally race week! Agh this training cycle has gone on forever, but that’s what happens when you feel like you need more time to get back to distance. I learned so much this training cycle, and while I’ve still got a few days left before its over and I’m sure I will have lots of post-race reflections, I wanted to take a minute to share a few of those things with you along with my goals for race day.

Read More