1. Anonymous said: How's it going?!

    It’s going well!If you’re wondering about the marathon, that didn’t go as well as I would have liked. I ended up dropping out 17 miles in, actually 40% of the field ended up dropping out. I felt great, I set the pace for the first 6 miles then settled into the top 10 moving through 11 miles, we were cruising about 5:50 pace. I was in a great position, but the shoes (kinvaras) I had on began to dig into my feet making it unbearable to run. Through the half marathon I was on pace for 2:35 which would have put me in 3rd place, but I knew the smartest thing to do was to pull from the race. Finishing would have meant likely injuring myself, and I plan on being at Nationals my next 3 track seasons so I’m not too worried about it. I’m taking some time off now, and I’m getting super excited for cross country!

    5/27/2014 - 1 note
  2. NAIA Outdoor National Championships

    We arrived at Orange Beach in Gulf Shores, AL on Wednesday for nationals to find ourselves staying right on the beach. With such a beautiful view it’s tempting to be distracted, but I’m certainly focused and ready for the marathon tomorrow morning. Last night two of my teammates competed in the 10km, in which one finished 4th. Tomorrow, the other is running the marathon with me, and 3 more of my teammates are also racing it. I still can’t believe I’m about to race that far, but I feel very prepared for it. We’ll see how it goes!

    5/23/2014 - 6 notes
  3. It’s been a long week


    Raced the 10k at conference at 8pm


    Raced the 5k at 12pm


    7 miles


    10 miles


    11 miles


    13 miles


    18 miles

    Around 80 miles total, starting next week though I’m dropping down to a 6 day schedule as the marathon at Nationals approaches.

    4/27/2014 - 2 notes
  4. 6 mile tempo

    Yesterday I had decided not to race the 5k today, because it simply wouldn’t be beneficial. I didn’t think I’d even have a workout but my coach said I should do 12 miles with 6 miles at tempo pace. I wasn’t sure how it’d go, but then I realized I did this same thing a few weeks ago so I didn’t worry about it too much. Anyway, I averaged 5:30’s so it was solid, and there were motivational quotes on the sidewalk to keep me inspired while I ran haha.

  5. Raleigh Relays

    Hopefully I’m accepted into the night 10k at Raleigh, I think that’ll give me my best shot at for hitting another national standard. I’m about 3 weeks out and just now actually getting into some 10k work rather than half marathon. I’m ready to get even more fit and simply focus on that race. The goal is to run 31:00 (a standard), so two 15:30’s back to back, but I’ve got to at least run a 31:30 to hit B standard. Anyway, I’m feeling fit and focused. I’ve just got to be patient and keep putting in the mileage.

    In case you’re wondering I’m running about 85 miles a week, which feels like a great amount. I only hit about 80 miles going into the half.

    2/27/2014 - 1 note
  6. Qualified for nationals this morning!

    I ran my first half marathon finishing in 1:10:42, I should also note that it was pouring and windy.

    2/1/2014 - 27 notes
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  9. Nick Symmonds signing with Brooks makes me so happy.

  10. I’m going to have to go sub 5:30’s for the half if I want to qualify for nationals with an A standard. I guess my first half marathon will be fun.