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April by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The rabbits finally came through for me , and April was a pretty solid month. On April 4, I ran the Brunch Run at Memorial Park — As predicted, this post-bachelore ... Read on »
March by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Between "springing forward," being more swamped than usual with work, and being stressed out by some personal stuff, I've been exhausted for pretty much the entire month of ... Read on »
February: Race recap x 3 by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Between racing three out of four weekends and it being a short month, I almost thought I'd let February get away from me before doing a new post! But here I am to give you t ... Read on »
Houston Marathon recap by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welp, the post-marathon blues have officially set in. Not because of my finish time; mostly just because it's over. The short version: I finished my sixth marathon in 4:0 ... Read on »
December by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We've officially landed in Taper Town! And with that, here are some racing/training mini recaps for the usual once-a-month update. Dec. 7, RunGirl Half Marathon- Even tho ... Read on »
November: 2 out of 3 ain't bad by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running For PRs, that is! Here's some recaps. Nov. 8 - Hermann Park Run in the Park 5k, 22:56 My company sponsored this race again this year, so in return the Hermann Park Con ... Read on »
Houston Half recap by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First off, #holyhumidity. So, the Texans actually winning and my bonking like whoa and nearly running a personal worst in my goal fall race (same one from my 2011 PR , wh ... Read on »
September by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Look at that, nearly another month flew by. Marathon training kicked off Sept.1 with the Alaina Dixon 5-miler. Unsurprisingly, it was a miserably hot and humid Houston an ... Read on »
August by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've blogged at least once a month for as long as I can remember, so I can't exactly break my streak now, can I? Thus, here's an update. In August... I ran yet another 5k ... Read on »
Running lately by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There's not a whole lot to report since I last posted, but I did just pay to renew this domain, so I might as well make use of it, right? "Training" is still running easy ... Read on »
5k PR, NYRR Mini 10k recap by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Since I started regularly running races after graduating from college, I've run at least a dozen 5ks, mostly all in the 24-25 minute range. I've been trying to run sub-24 fo ... Read on »
"Training" update, #houmarathon and how to comment by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So up until about six weeks ago, I'd spent the last two-plus years since my marathon PR pounding out the miles and workouts trying to not not only get another marathon PR, b ... Read on »
Double recap, another PR by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First off, thanks for all the kind words about the last post. Even though there weren't many comments on it, quite a few people reached out to me after reading it to ask how ... Read on »
Surprise PR by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The last couple of weeks since returning from NYC Half have, for the most part, been hell for me. I'll spare you the cryptic crap: I all but fell apart while trying to cope ... Read on »
NYC Half recap by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I don't think I've ever been so happy with a non-PR and can't wait to (hopefully) run the New York City Half-Marathon again someday. The short version: 1:49:43, closest I ... Read on »
Omg, an update by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Aside from the typical post-marathon easy/break week, training hasn't been too different from the weeks leading up to my last two marathons. Since Houston, I've raced both a ... Read on »
Houston Marathon, moving forward by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had a lengthy Houston Marathon recap written out, but I've beat myself up enough about my less-than-stellar race already. I kind of just want to move on and remember on th ... Read on »
Home stretch to Houston by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yes, I'm still alive and kicking! Would you believe we're less than a week out from the marathon? It's been a while since I last posted, so I won't bore you with recaps o ... Read on »
Sugar Land 30K, Weekly Recap by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here's what took place, running-wise, last week Week of 12/9: Monday: 30 minutes easy (post- RunGirl Half ) Tuesday: 40 minutes easy + 4 x 100m strides Wednesday: 15-min ... Read on »
RunGirl Half, Weekly Recap by Emilia Benton Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First, the usual recap: Week of 12/2 Monday: 5 miles, including 15 minutes of hills Tuesday: 4.7 miles very easy with BF followed by a Food Truck fundraiser ... Read on »