All of the Raleigh Distance Project women are used to balancing their jobs, life, and training, but Kim has a few tips on how to successfully do all three with a 9-5 job and a family life outside of Raleigh and RDP. This transition to full time work and intense training has been anything but easy for Kim, but she has figured out a system that works. Read the blog to get more tips on balancing your training with your full-time life!
Sammy is BACK AT IT AGAIN and ready to take on the battle of Sir Walter. After training her butt off for the past couple months, Sammy is more ready than ever to crush the mile. Tonight will be 4 laps of pure grit. Meet us at Raleigh Brewing at 6 pm for the pre-party and don’t be late for the races at 8 pm!
Tristin’s Olympic Trials Qualifier at Grandma’s marathon was a long time coming. After training for the California International Marathon in December and ending up with a sacral stress fracture two months before the race, the build up for Grandma’s was a little different. Not only was it a marathon build up, but a build up of run-walking, cross training, and getting back into training after injury.
Tristin describes her experience of running her first marathon. Unlike track races and road 10ks where it’s a battle for blood, this marathon was a race of community, sisterhood, and cooperation.
Andie, Kim, Rita and Tristin are running the Pittsburgh half tomorrow! We’ll have a post-race interview for Kim later, but Rita has a couple of thoughts going into race weekend. Marathon training is no joke, but breaking it up with a half can be fun. We also heard there were margaritas in the near future…
Tristin, Andie, and Sammy are racing at the Penn Relays this weekend. Tonight, Tristin will be running the 5k…her first race since September and since her stress fracture. During a race, pain and discomfort are inevitable, but Tristin has learned and wants to practice changing her response to discomfort during a race.
Our “furst” blog from Coach Steve! Ready for the Raleigh Relays tonight? Steve explains his spring fever and why he’s so stoked about this meet. Get ready to watch Andie and Sammy in the fastest heat of the 5k tonight, while Kim helps pace the 10k with those reliable legs! Wish us luck!
In light of the new standards dropped by the IAAF, we thought now would be the perfect time to talk about why our sponsors matter and why their financial support means so much to us—Check out Andie’s blog for a break down of why professional athletes are freaking out about the new IAAF standards.
1,371 days. The amount of time it takes to run, fall, then get back up again. Sammy recently ran her fastest 1500 meter time in almost 4 years. Coach Steve did the math right after Sammy crossed the line in a speedy 4 minutes and 23 seconds.
We’ve said this in the past, but running isn’t linear. We go through the good times, the bad times, injuries and PRs in a whirlwind. Kim has a killer running resume, but believe it or not, this can sometimes be discouraging. Comparing our current selves to our past selves is not a new phenomenon in the running world, but breaking it down and embracing where we are at the current moment is a skill that Kim is making progress with. With a new last name, a new home, and a new team, Kim is free to chase new goals.
Being a good student means answering questions correctly…and answering questions correctly means knowing the answers. As a medical student, Erin is used to knowing things. She is always the go-to person on the team when anyone has any question regarding health or the body. She always has the answers.
Although Erin knows more than most of us about health and the human body, there are times when injury or sickness carry lots of uncertainty. For the past couple of weeks, Erin has been injured and hasn’t been able to train to the capacity that she wants. Being injured is frustrating, but being uncertain about what’s wrong is even more frustrating. Although she’s not fully healed yet, she is on the mend and ready to get after it!