6730 total / 1353 in 2016

2016 goals - Run at least 1,600 miles, run at least 1 new race, earn my USATF Master's All American time in the 1500m, new PR in 10K, more track races.

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  • 50 miles
  • 06:23 time
  • 5331 calories
  • 7 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    great Capital Striders 13 mi 01:40 07:43 pace

    Well this went WAY better than I could have ever hoped for. I just love running with Striders! Today I ran with two guys who shared their stories of Boston with me which made the miles fly by. I... read more

  2. RUN
    good Recovery Run 7 mi 01:00 08:34 pace

    My legs felt a bit sore today. Holy moly was it hot and humid! My back was hurting yesterday after my workout but luckily the massage and chiro adjustment helped immensely. My MT told me it is li... read more

  3. RUN
    good 5x1 mile cruise intervals w/ ... 7 mi

    Today was another opportunity to work on mental toughness. With the increased weekly mileage, speedwork is more challenging. I'm learning to run fast on tired legs and that is not easy for me.... read more

  4. RUN
    good 7 miler + strides 7 mi 00:58 08:20 pace

    My legs were a bit tired this morning, likely due to running last night and turning around less than 12 hours later and running again. I surpassed 1300 miles run for the year. I've never gotte... read more

  5. FIT
    good Strength workout 00:30

    I got this in before work this morning. Nothing special here, just continued on with the routine from my coach. It may be time to switch things up again soon.

    • Andrea M.
      Andrea M.

      I found really well with the strength training & then I fell off the wagon. WTG!

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Stephanie

      Great for getting some of this in as well.

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Sara S.
      Sara S.

      @Andrea - Thank you! I had a tough time the last 2 weeks fitting it in with travel so I am hanging onto the wagon. LOL! I'm determined to get back on track. @Stephanie I am constantly inspired by your strength work and how you fit it in with swimming, running and biking!

      2 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    good Treadmill hills 8 mi 01:10 08:48 pace

    Because I only could run after work and it was almost 90 degrees I decided to run on my treadmill. My coach wanted me to do hills so I varied the incline between 2% and 8% and switched things as I... read more

  7. RUN
    good Neighborhood run 8 mi 01:03 07:55 pace

    Well summer sure doesn't want to let go. It was hot and humid again. I felt pretty good though.

  8. RUN
    good Hilbert Run 13.01 mi 01:44 07:59 pace

    I went back to Wisconsin to throw my brother and his fiance a wedding shower this weekend which gave me an opportunity to do my long run in my hometown. It was a beautiful morning to run on quiet ... read more

  9. RUN
    good 5 Mile Steady State Run 8 mi

    I ran with my coach at lunch. It was surprisingly hot so that added some challenged. The goal pacing was 7:03-7:20. I had to work hard but I had a great run and ran 7:06, 7:07, 7:07, 6:53, 7:00

  10. RUN
    good Wednesday Run #2 3 mi 00:25 08:12 pace

    I ran this after work. What a beautiful afternoon!

  11. RUN
    good Wednesday Run #1 6 mi 00:48 08:00 pace

    I had nine on the docket which is a challenge on a work day so my coach told me I could split them into two if necessary. So this morning I ran 6 with 6x30 second strides at the end.

  12. FIT
    good Strength workout 00:30

    Nothing new here but happy to have gotten this during my week which is already busy and will be busy all the way through the weekend.

  13. RUN
    good Recovery Run 7 mi 00:56 08:00 pace

    There is something fun about ending exactly on the minute. Today I felt good. I didn't let last night's workout deter me during today's run.

  14. RUN
    alright 5-6 x 1000 cutdown intervals ... 7 mi

    It doesn't happen that often by my coach called the workout tonight while I was in my last interval because he knew I wasn't going to get there. That's always tough because it makes... read more

    • Ashish M.
      Ashish M.

      Wow.. You are feeling like failed and I am thinking how do you do that.. This is amazing...I am sure you will be there next time.. Keep Inspiring..

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Stephanie
      Stephanie You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      I understand how you feel, but remember not every day is a good day and that it is a journey. Keep your positive attitude and never doubt yourself. You are an amazing runner!

      12 days ago

    • Paul S.
      Paul S.

      I wouldn't think twice about much of it is endurance focused and building into your base...which was accomplished thru 5. What's one more...shake it off

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Sara S.
      Sara S.

      Thank you so much! It's important to read these to help keep perspective.

      11 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good 11 mile run in Dubuque 11 mi 01:32 08:20 pace

    This was tough mentally as it capped off my longest mileage week ever. My legs were tired when I started and so the goal became to find a rhythm and stay there no matter the pace. The hills of Dub... read more

  16. RUN
    good Recovery run 6 mi 00:51 08:34 pace

    I had a massage and chiro adjustment this morning which really helped me feel better for this run. I just took it easy.

  17. RUN
    Thirds Progression Run 9 mi 01:12 08:01 pace

    I did this last night after work and didn't get started until about 6:00. I felt kind of blah and sluggish to start but once I got rolling, this went very well. I ran an average of 8:34 for ... read more

  18. RUN
    good Recovery Run 7 mi 01:02 08:47 pace

    I was tired from last night's speedwork but I got it done.

  19. FIT
    good Strength workout

    Nothing fancy here but I was able to get back to three sets of each exercise.