Author: Lora

5 highlights from the weekend + 1 lowlight

Oh hi there Monday, funny how you always seem to sneak up so quickly.    This weekend I didn’t do ANY running. I know, who am I?! I went for 3 miles on Friday and my ankle felt great (I mentioned on Instagram that I twisted it a bit on my Wednesday trail run so wasn’t sure how it would do) and just wasn’t in the mood to run over the weekend. I decided to not push it and just let it be. Given how my hamstrings have been feeling, I’m sure my body was happy about that decision....

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Thinking out loud Thursday [exciting news + a trail adventure]

Happy happy Thursday! My favorite part of this week (so far) I ran on this super awesome trail yesterday — mostly because I read that the leaves were going to be amazing:  I ventured outside of the city to check out Wild River State Park that was in peak leaf conditions, the best part of fall, right?! And it was so worth it:    I ended up running 11 miles because I did get a little lost (the trails were really well-marked, but I missed a turn so ended up in the camping area). But, that’s okay!  I am...

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Reflecting on my first ultramarathon

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been nearly three weeks since the Golden Ultra! In case you missed it, here are my race recaps: The Golden Ultra // Blood // Day 1 The Golden Ultra // Sweat // Day 2 The Golden Ultra // Tears // Day 3   Now that I’ve had some time to think about the race and settle back into normal life, I have some thoughts about my first ultramarathon:  Training for an ultra still isn’t my thing   I still believe that training for an ultramarathon was one of my least favorite things ever…...

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2017 Allina Health Autumn Woods Classic 10k

Last year, I ran the Autumn Woods Classic 5k and it was such a great post-marathon race with perfect weather, so I really wanted to do it again. I think I already mentioned this, but because of some registration snafu, I could only get the 10k registration to work. It had been awhile since I’d done a 10k (forgetting my reasonings behind that), so I figured it was about time so I registered for the Autumn Woods Classic 10k.  Given how fun and fast the TC 10 Miler ended up, I had high hopes for this race… thinking that...

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Never running that distance again + the countdown is on

Please tell me that you guys watched that Packers game yesterday… I can say, now that they’ve won, that it was an entertaining game but omg I didn’t think they were going to pull it off! Also, kudos to the fan who did this… 😉  And speaking of football, I also love this meme (Belichick pics make the best memes): Anyways, on to the weekend! I had a pretty low-key Friday night as I was gearing up for the Allina Health Autumn Woods Classic 10k on Saturday morning. The plan was to run 10 miles before the race and...

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