Race Recap: Gulf Beach Half Marathon 9/14/2013

This week will be RACE RECAP catch up week on Lisa Runs for Cupcakes!  First up, the Gulf Beach Half Marathon! A few weeks before the race, I decided to run the Gulf Beach Half Marathon in Milford, Connecticut, about a half hour from my hometown of Norwalk, CT.  This is about an hour and half from where we currently live so after Cora went to sleep, I drove to CT and slept over at my grand-parents house to make {Read More}

Marathon Training: Week 12

Week 12 is in the books!  Just a few weeks left until the big day! MON:  Rest TUES:  3 Miles WED:  Rest THURS:  Cora’s Birthday!  No running happened… Cupcakes did!  🙂 FRI: 6 Miles SAT: Rest SUN: 20 Miles This week was definitely a confidence booster headed into Marine Corps Marathon.  I ran my very first twenty miler.  For me, getting over the mental hurdle of running twenty miles was HUGE. Hurdle #1:  Getting out the door.  The support from {Read More}

Marathon Training: Week #8

Marathon Training: Week #8 MON:  REST TUES:  REST (Travel day to Texas for work) WED:  3 Miles THURS:  3 Miles at Green Lake with my Nuun Teammates FRI:  Leg#3 of Hood to Coast – 3.96 Mile Thanks for the pic Lauren! SAT: Leg #15 – 7.93 Miles / Leg #27 – 6.0 Miles SUN:  REST day on the longest plane ride of my life! Total Miles:  23.4 My training this week was happily interrupted by a little event called HOOD {Read More}

Marathon Training: Week #7

Marathon Training Week #7 felt much better than Week #6 but wanted to take it pretty easy with Hood to Coast happening next weekend!  Next week (Week #8) was supposed to be a cut-back week but I ended up swapping that to this week (Week #7) instead because of my race commitments.  All in all, I am happy with the week despite the extra rest. MON:  REST TUES:  2 Miles WED:  30 Minutes Elliptical and Core THURS:  6 Miles FRI: {Read More}

Marathon Training: Week #6

Another week of marathon training is in the books! My knee felt fine at the Beach to Beacon 10k on Sunday but by Tuesday I was really tight.  So tight and achy that it felt like my knee was locking up.  Mobility was a serious issue so I did my best to rest, ice, and stretch.  The easy days on the elliptical helped loosen things up without the stress of running.  I still felt a little rough on Thursday so {Read More}

Lessons from Marathon Training: Part 1

Instead of My Lessons from Marathon Training, this post should actually be called: Here’s my list so far…. Remember, I am only on training Week #6 here folks! 1.  You have no problem going to bed in compression gear.  So sexy. 2.  You will change your outfits to accommodate compression.  Forget just wearing it to bed, wear it everywhere.  Maxi dresses are still “in” right? 3. Plan strategic locations where you can use a bathroom.  No one wants to see {Read More}