It's been quite awhile since I've done anything other than spin, run or lift weights. When training for a race, it's good to be focused on doing the workouts that will lead you towards your goals. There shouldn't be any randomness in training. Each training session should have a distinct purpose that will lead you towards your running specific goal. Now that my specific running goal is to PR in … [Read more...] about Lithe Method with New Balance Women
My personal running adventures. Read below to learn about my training and read past race recaps.
Hey, hey! It's been quite awhile since I've blogged here. Between writing weekly Race Pace Run Club assignments and blogging for Women's Running, I've felt like I didn't have the energy to come up with content for this space. I'm not sure how often I'll drop in, but I'm back for today. I've been thinking a lot about turning 40, what that means and how I feel about it, but this week the word … [Read more...] about Comfortable
Let's rewind back to September. A photo posted by Jess Underhill (@racepacejess) on Sep 27, 2015 at 7:08am PDT After struggling all year to feel like my old self, I was finally hitting numbers I wanted to see during my training runs. I felt like my consistency and patience was playing off when I executed a nearly perfect training run at the Bronx 10-Miler. The plan was to run a … [Read more...] about A Word of Caution: Don’t Let This Happen To You
Yesterday, I ran my fourth New York Road Runner's 5th Avenue Mile. It's the second time I've ran it all out. The other years I was coming off of an injury, but ran it for fun because I had signed up for it. The first year I ran the race, I had zero expectations. I ran as fast as I could and pulled out a super random 6:06. It was definitely the fastest mile I've ran as an adult. The problem with … [Read more...] about 2015 NYRR 5th Avenue Mile Recap
Supposedly this is the last official week of summer. On my run today in Central Park I noticed a few leaves are already changing colors. My initial thought was the first tree I saw must be dying and then I noticed other trees that were transforming as well. Fall always leads to winter, so I'm not super stoked about the future change in seasons. I am however pretty excited about my fall racing … [Read more...] about My Fall Race Schedule
How long ago did races begin posting race results online? However long ago that began was the last time I ran a 5k as fast as I did last Thursday night. I have mixed feelings about this race and these results. For one, I didn't run a smart race. For two, I haven't truly raced a 5k in many years. For three, I ran almost the exact same splits I've been running for the last three miles of the past … [Read more...] about 2015 NYRR R-U-N 5k Recap: PR, Maybe?