Ironman: How Slow Can You Go?

One of my biggest fears when I was training for my first Ironman triathlon last year was that I might not finish.  Initially that I wouldn’t make the bike cutoff, but then potentially with teh run depending on how things had gone thus far. So I actually mapped it out, and I want to share the […]

IMOO Training Update: 13 weeks to go! *Giveaway*

Journal Menu Cover

As I shared yesterday, life has gotten CRAZY and I’m doing everything I can to stay organized and on top of my training and the oh-so-necessary recovery.  To give you an idea of how things have been going, here’s the last two weeks of training!  I’m also linking up with some awesome bloggers for Tri Talk […]

Three Tips to Improve Your Running

Strength Work at e-Fit

The weather is finally warming up and it’s that time that my legs are starting to itch to do a fast race!  (I’d hoped I’d get that out of my system last weekend, but no dice.  I may be looking for a new 5K to do next rest weekend).  The Ironman training I’m doing is […]

Ironman Wisconsin Training Update – 19 Weeks to Go!

Mike & Emma at Window

Wow… where does time fly?! I feel like just yesterday I was starting my IMOO training with a new group of people. But in reality that was 3 months, one vacation and one job ago!  Here’s what I’ve been up to the past two weeks: Week 21 (4/20-26) – Step Back Week: Monday: 30 minute swim […]

21 Weeks to Ironman Wisconsin!

Barrington Ride with Lauren Runs

Who else had fun watching the Boston Marathon online today?  I had a lot of fun… usually I forget it’s going on or have a crazy work day planned, but today was nice and chill – no meetings at all! I had the most glorious ride outside on Saturday. It was pretty much perfect (apart […]

Metabolic Efficiency Training


One philosophy on nutrition and weight management that I’ve been exploring recently is Metabolic Efficiency. What is it? The idea in a very catchy way is to train your body to be as metabolically efficient as possible. That means that you are burning mostly fat, and that you can do a lot of your athletic […]

How to Pick a Training Program that Works for You

Training Peaks

Its springtime, and that means many of us runners are off working toward our big running goals of the year!  My big run goal is to actually RUN my marathon during Ironman Wisconsin, not just walk most of it! Thanks to Erika, Patty and April and others for hosting Tuesdays on the Run! One thing that’s evolved for me as […]

22 Weeks to IMWI… aka the week that I almost did all the workouts

lazy sundays

Well, this week I was on track to do ALLTHEWORKOUTS! But alas, the world did not have that in store for me.  You see, when you’ve got 10+ hours of training on the books each week, it’s not uncommon that something may need to give. Whether that’s for sleep, for life (you know, there are […]

23 Weeks Left Until IMOO2015

IMOO 2015 Training Updates

Happy Monday!   I announced (quietly) that I started a new job last week, and I was a little worried on how my new routine would go for my Ironman training.  I was a bit stressed last week, which didn’t go so well for my testing, but I do think that I’m settling pretty well […]

24 Weeks Left Until IMWI!!! (and the week I learned a lot about habits)


Well, this week I learned a few things about myself. I had another week off from working in a staycation mode. I thought I’d be all about catching up on workouts and getting things done. The week did not go quite as planned. It was a step-back week training-wise, but I stepped back a bit much. […]