Hill Repeats in Dallas

This week’s recap: In terms of running, I was kind of lacking. I shortened my weekly distance by 8.5 miles. However, in terms of doing things in the running community, my cup runneth over. I directed the 5th annual Heels and Hills Half Marathon 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile. Almost 2000 women ran in cold, wet, and windy conditions to celebrate ... More

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 11

Scallop Ceviche You will need 1 lb scallops, thinly sliced ¾ cup lime juice zest from 1 lime 2 tsp sugar 1 clove garlic, small, pulverized 2 serrano chilies, thinly sliced ¼ cup red onion, small dice 2 T cilantro, chopped 2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced olive oil salt & pepper corn tortillas In a small bowl combine the scallops, ... More

Time to Step Back

Last week recap: My Training Schedule called for 34 miles. I messed up in planning and executing my shorter runs and somehow ended up doing a total of 15.35 miles instead of the 18 intended. Oops. But the midweek 6 miler felt easier than last week's when it was my longest midweek run ever. I’m getting used to that middle length run ... More

Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 10

Berry Banana Stuffed French Toast You will need: 1 loaf whole wheat bread, uncut 1 ½ cups fat free ricotta 2 Tbsp honey ½ cup bananas diced ½ cup blueberries 2 Tbsp cashew butter pinch cinnamon 1 cup non fat milk 2 whole eggs 2 egg whites olive oil maple syrup salt powdered sugar In a bowl combine the eggs, egg whites and a pinch of ... More

The Runner We Hope You CAN’T Beat

The Runner We Hope You CAN'T Beat... More

The Longest Long Run…EVER!

This week’s recap: The training schedule called for 30 miles. I abided by the two rest days, did a slightly longer than planned long run, and came out to 31.1 miles. Sunday morning I had 15 miles on the schedule but was mentally shooting for 16 miles. I started panicking a little the night before because I realized I had never done ... More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 9

Chef's Kitchen Cupboard Dinner. I won’t bore you with all of the details of a chef’s day but what led up to this week’s recipe… It’s inventory time, the pastry chef is out of town and I was starving from a late night work out. More

The Mental Battle

Sunday’s 16 miles were done in one of the worst running weather days I can remember for only being April. It was a scorcher. Those were hard miles to get done and scared me a little…maybe a lot. After conversations on Twitter Sunday as I worked through getting in the miles, it’s become so obvious to me how mentally defeated I am about the marathon distance. While I think some newer runners don’t respect the distance enough, I have moved beyond respecting it to flat out fearing the distance of a full marathon. More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 8

Mac and Cheese- The Healthy Way! You will need 1 T olive oil 8 oz. quinoa pasta shells, cooked1 shallot, thinly sliced 1 cup goat milk, low fat pinch celery seeds pinch dry mustard pinch paprika 1 heaping teaspoon cornstarch 4 oz soft goat cheese 3 T  apples, peeled, diced 2 T chives olive oil salt & pepper 1 cup goat milk, evaporat... More

Sickness Interrupts Marathon Training

Life happens. And if your training schedule is not designed to take this into account, you need to rethink things. Your training schedule not only needs to include this important fact, it needs to reflect how much interruption your life is likely to take. In the absence of excuses, procrastination, and laziness, what’s the probability of training execution going awry? More