Tagged with Boston Marathon

“One if by land, two if by sea.”

“One if by land, two if by sea.”

I wandered the Boston Marathon expo on Saturday, picked up my packet and shirt, and shed a few tears about the race I wouldn’t run, thanks to continuing issues with my right hip. Thankfully it’s hard to stay sad at the Boston Marathon expo for long. I watched what I can assume was a first-timer … Continue reading

You caught me.

You caught me.

The quick stint on the DL that I mentioned? Not so quick. I’m benched. On the injured list. Sidelined. Out of commission. Whatever you call it, I’m not currently running. At first I was told it was inflammation of my hip abductor muscles, but today I learned I have some slight tearing in one of the … Continue reading

A quick stint on the DL (I hope)

A quick stint on the DL (I hope)

I recently became the proud owner of a brand new mountain bike, thanks to the fantastically generous (and flat!) Dunellen 5k Race for Education. I’m really excited to incorporate biking into my weekly routine and start some real cross-training. (Wait, you mean running in Vibrams doesn’t count?!) Problem is, I haven’t owned a bike since … Continue reading

Things I learned from an 89-degree spring marathon

Things I learned from an 89-degree spring marathon

Hopefully we will never have to use the lessons below, but just in case you find yourself racing in heat to which you’re not yet acclimated, here are my Hades Marathon takeaways: Forget your goal pace and run a smart race: Unless you’re training for Badwater, adjust your goal. Start conservatively, evaluate realistically, and back … Continue reading

IT’S GO TIME!

IT’S GO TIME!

Shipping out to Boston within the hour, so I will leave you with truly profound lyrics from one of my favorite songs: “These filthy streets will eat your soul if you don’t take control.” -“Major,” The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Remember these sage words, whether you’re running a training run, a race, or the hot hills … Continue reading

I have a stalker.

I have a stalker.

Don’t worry, it’s just my friend Kelly! Kelly sent this to me last night and it put a huge smile on my face. The tropical weather predicted for Marathon Monday should bring out record numbers of race supporters and cheer squads, but those who cannot attend are able to stalk track runners online or through texts … Continue reading

TAPER MADNESS!

TAPER MADNESS!

THE MADNESS! It’s here!!! My taper for Boston started the moment I finished the Indian Trails 15k last Sunday. Indian Trails elevation gain is madness, but TAPER MADNESS is a whole other ball game. Taper Madness occurs in the weeks leading up to a big race. A taper is a period of time that allows you to recover from rigorous months … Continue reading

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

My family dyes Easter eggs every year, and the last several years have been just me and my parents, as the Price siblings are scattered about the globe. The eggs that my parents and I dye turn out similarly every year: my dad and I go with a NY Yankee theme (naturally), and my mom … Continue reading

#10896

#10896

2012 Boston Marathon Bib #s/Waves/Corrals are posted! I feel like Hurley in Lost, repeating the numbers: “10…8…9…6…10…8…9…6…10…8…9…6….”