Just like that, I have my first week of ultramarathon training in the books! It went by so fast and more importantly, I survived. But before I get that, some fun life things!

I think I’ve said this a billion times, but I am loving being back in the Midwest for summer because the weather is just so awesome. I love seeing sunsets like this:

Beautiful Minnesota sunset | Crazy Running Girl

And being able to watch them (while fishing) with a hoodie on. 

I got a fish! | Crazy Running Girl


I don’t think I wore hoodies for 10.5 months out of the year while living in Austin. 😉

I wrapped up the weekend with an Atmosphere concert to wrap up the summer X Games:

Checking out Atmosphere at the X Games | Crazy Running Girl

If you don’t know Atmosphere, he’s an awesome rapper from Minneapolis –> I love his music and it was so cool to finally see him live. 

So far, so good –> there is a life outside of ultramarathon training. Ask me in a few weeks, though. 😉

Week 1 of Ultramarathon Training Recap

Hot summer run | Crazy Running Girl


This is what my week looked like:

  • Sunday: rest day
  • Monday: 4 miles @ 10:34 per mile + arm workout
  • Tuesday: 10 miles @9:55 per mile
  • Wednesday: 5.1 miles @ 9:39 per mile / 5 miles @ 9:39 per mile
  • Thursday: rest day
  • Friday: 10.3 miles @ 8:50ish per mile
  • Saturday: 4 miles @ 8:17 per mile


Total miles: 38 miles


A few things to note from this week of training:

— My legs felt SO dead to kick it off. I think a little bit not recovered from Grandma’s, out of shape with a little bit of a leg injury (that’s FINALLY feeling better) mixed in there. The end of the week was much better, so I’ll take it. 

— I was supposed to have a few more strength training workouts, but ran out of time. I need to do a better job of balancing that with the rest of training because I feel like these will be imperative to me being successful at ultramarathon running. 

— I really need to figure out how to get better at drinking water. I used to be really good at this, so it’s disappointing that it’s not the case anymore. 


And because we all need a dose of cute in our lives: 

Apollo sleeping | Crazy Running Girl


What’s your favorite thing about summer? 

Tell me the best part of your weekend! 

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