Weez’s 1st Author Print, 400’s, and a new race to train for!


Yesterday was a cool day as a grad student (and wife), because Weez’s first author paper that was accepted a long while ago, was published in PRINT (aka, a real life magazine) (not an online journal!) and we received the hard copy :) Weez was specifically chosen to write this invited focused review and he wrote the entire thing on his own (which it’s kinda a big deal). I’m so proud of my man!


This morning, we hit up the track for some 400’s. 6 x 400m’s at 7 min pace. They clicked away nice and smooth, and it felt great to be back on the track. There were 20+ other people on the track with us (musta been a popular day for speed workouts!), and I have to admit, I kinda loved it. I love the energy and constant stream of speedy people. Just watching other people dig deep and work their way through their workouts motivated me to keep crankin’ through mine.


A couple weeks back I asked my CO friends for suggestions for a fall half marathon, and Courtney told me about the Equinox Half Marathon. She and her hubs are hopefully running it, and it’s a fast, downhill 13.1 in Ft. Collins. And the coolest part of it all?? It’s on Weez and my 1-year wedding anniversary (September 23)!

Friends? Fast? And on our anniversary? It was a no-brainer. We signed up in a heart beat!

And a new race means time for a new training plan!

This time around, we wanna do things differently. We’re going to train by time, not distance.

  • long runs will range from 90 minutes to 1:45 (which will sometimes, hopefully, take us farther than our race distance)
  • tempos once a week (with a gradual buildup to race pace in the middle)
  • track repeats once a week
  • easy, easy, easy runs (25-45 mins) 2-3 times a week
  • active rest days 1-2 times a week

I’m looking forward to running with a purpose. I’m looking forward to focusing on a goal, and chasing after it.

Plus, all you guys training for your fall marathons were pumping me up with your crazy long runs and speed workouts :) I’m just excited to have something more in common with you guys!

Here we go!

Tell me about your training! Feeling strong? When is your peak week?
If you’re married, what did you do for your last anniversary? 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. My training has unfortunately been lacking. I’ve fallen off the wagon, but I think starting up with track workouts will get me excited for it again!

    1. Efo says:

      That’s how I feel… track workouts are great because they’re fun (in a hard way) and different than the same ol’ borin’ normal runs. Good luck with your training!

  2. Heidi Nicole says:

    Yay for Weez! I know nothing about grad anything, but I’m thinking that is a huge deal! So good for him!

    Are you doing all of your training for this half based on time rather than distance? For my very first half marathon it was all based on time with no focus on distance – I kind of miss that and have considered going back.

  3. Half Marathon on your Anniversary? Not a bad start to the day.

    One of my favorite runs ever – the morning of your wedding, heading into the little forest we went through.

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