Top Posts of Winter 2018-19

Top Posts of Winter 2018-19

I’ve had a very eventual winter between finding out I’m pregnant, becoming a BibRave Pro and just general Minnesota winter weather (polar vortex and all) so let’s check out the top blog posts from the winter! Which, funnily, includes a lot of posts from last year’s Eau Claire Marathon training.

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My Top Five Tips for Surviving Your First Marathon

My Top Five Tips for Surviving Your First Marathon

A year ago, while training for the Eau Claire Marathon, I shared a total of 20 tips for training for your first marathon. There’s no marathon on my calendar until fall of 2020 at the earliest (except for the marathon of labor) but I wanted to narrow those tips down to what I think are essential for surviving your first marathon. And not just running the 26.2 miles itself but getting through training without injury and with the most excitement for race day.

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2018 Race Round Up

2018 was another big year of races for me! I ran 6 races altogether, including 3 PRs, plus I trained through the winter for my second marathon. Today’s a round up of all my races in 2018!

Valentine’s Day TC 5K Race Recap


Started off the year with a very cold 5K PR! It felt like sub-zero temps but I still managed to knock two minutes off my PR form 2016.

Hot Dash 10 Mile Race Recap

My longest race before the Eau Claire Marathon, which I used as a tune-up race to check on my pacing and fueling in a race.

Eau Claire Marathon Race Recap

After a tough winter training for the Eau Claire Marathon (including a blizzard the weekend of my last 20-mile run which meant I took it to the treadmill), I ended up getting a seven minute PR at my second marathon.

Stillwater Half Marathon Race Recap

My last race of the spring which turned out to much hotter than I excepted. This was my second time running the hills at Stillwater.

Highland Park Turkey Trot 5K Race Recap

My last PR of the year, a 24:32 finish time which meant I took 2 minutes off my PR from the Valentine’s Day TC 5K in February.

Reindeer Run 10K Race Recap

My last race of 2018, I was originally training for a 10K PR but ended up running it for fun!

How did your 2018 race season go? Let me know in the comments!

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