Sunday, December 18, 2016

Hoover Dam

On my quest to have all my marathon states be BQ's, my last one was NV. 
Hoover Dams course was not easy . At all. But I like hills  
I met some friends at the packet pickup and then at the start. 
I felt tapered and very confident 
I went out easier for the first 2 miles per coach Mike. Then I ramped it up. Felt great at 13.1. 
The second round of hills were more draining for sure . 
I took a gel at 14 miles then pushed into the mountains 
The Last 6 miles brought it in at 650 pace  and felt very strong
I came in as first women and led from the start 
My goal complete as the third women in the USA to have a BQ marathon in every state and DC
Thank you to Skechers, Honey Stinger, Amrita, OnlyAtoms, RuninRabbit, LaceLocker, Swiftwick , NuttZo

2017 goal is a sub 300 marathon and to qualify for the USA long distance team 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

NJ one day

On Nov 12th I started at the NJ day one fest 

My goal was 125 miles to make the USA long distance team list

Started great goal pace in tact for the first 6 hrs 

Fueling steadily and no issues 

Then the cold came in 
Not prepared with clothes and no crew
My fingers and hands froze and my legs as well 

I could not imagine continuing for the overnight for 16 more hours 

I decided to stop at 9hrs and drive home
A lot to bring with me to my next attempt in may for the team. Crew and clothes will be prepared