Hey, Ashley, SHUT UP!

So the last few weeks brought me a bout with mild over training, and an injury brought on by running in Pure Connects for a few intense speed sessions. Unfortunately, all though I run in paper thin shoes, these shoes set my heel awkwardly, and caused me to over use my quad muscle. It was …

Ultra Chicks Interview with Jen Vogel

Read about one of my favorite friends, and an incredible ultra athlete, Jen Vogel, on my ultrachicksunite.com blog! http://www.ultrachicksunite.com/2011/11/jennifer-vogel-lessons-in-grit.html?spref=tw&m=1

Waiting For What’s Next

I don't know exactly where I'm going, but I know exactly what I'm searching for. Every single night I lay in my bed and think about it, every day I'm distracted with the thoughts: I want to push my body to the ultimate brink. I want to feel it again- the moment that I realize …

Comfortable? (brain chatter)

Couldn't sleep- up at 3am. Not abnormal. My brain wouldn't shut off, so I decided to write out everything I was stuck thinking about! Kind of like a journal, I guess (one that thousands of people read every month??) Doesn't matter to me. It won't make sense to ANYBODY, it doesn't flow or necessarily fit …

Training Week 1/15

This week I'm ready to crank it back up. I won't be doing mega mileage again yet, probably under 100, but lots of speed, mountains, and quality- the rest will just be junk miles - which are only in there to keep my distance strength & fitness up for competing in 100s. <--That's my sched. …

What Do The Walsh’s Eat? Daniel’s rules:

This is a shout out to my hardcore husband at http://www.primitiveathletictraining.com and post for our clients struggling with eating- before you read: here are some pics for you to salivate over, ladies...no I don't mind... Even my best friends have told me that Daniel makes them feel nervous- haha! Over the years, we have trained …

1/8 training week

Taking it kinda easy this week... Sun 7mi trail easy Mon 12 mi Q1 on extremely difficult route - (fast!) Tue 11 easy (stayed under 8min pace tho!) Wed- alarm off at 4, but I was already awake! 4.5mi hilly warm up, 5x800 w 400 recoveries, storm came- so hit the garage for triple round …

7 Reasons I Ditched Facebook to Become a Better Runner

Just one of my many rants! I know everyone lives for FB, so don't take it personally: this is just my experience speaking. Every time I meet someone, one of the first questions I get is, "Why aren't you on Facebook?" Over a year ago, I was a social media junkie: totally addicted to communicating …

100 miles stuck in my heart!

I know I've said it a billion times.. But I can't get over it. I have a sick love for running long that I literally can feel in my gut. I think about it every day. I can't ignore it. I don't know what to do with it. So I'm just going to keep dealing …

Spinach.

Ancient Oaks 100 was an incredibly successful learning experience for me.. One thing that I took from it was that I need more "spinach". Let me try to explain- During a long talk at AO100 with my friend, Jen, after running well over 100k, I guess I confessed that I was genuinely "in love" with …

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