Son of Author’s Note: I’m excited to share a slightly different perspective this week from that of the best mother I’ve ever had, the finest (but hopefully not the only) Mrs. Mocko I will ever know, and the hardest working athlete (albeit the only athlete) I have ever coached. Mama Mocko has been an . . .
2:00a Finally in bed. Endorphins from the late workout finish did NOT help with the sleep. 4:50a Awake! I better try to give this sleep thing another try... 7:30a Up for good this time. Hopefully this means I can finish my run before it gets too hot. 165lbs this morning--much closer to . . .
In case you're not into this "reading" thing, there's a video version as well! 8:15a Slept in! 9.5 hours of sleep, baby. 8:20a Morning weigh-in = 163.4lbs. Don't normally weigh myself each morning, but I want to more closely monitor my hydration levels during these hot-hot-hot days. . . .
6:55a Woke up naturally to birds a-chirping (it sounds idyllic, but it gets a bit annoying after Bird Alarm Day #46) and sun coming through my blinds. Passed out like a rock last night for almost 8 full hours of sleep. Good start to the day. 7:00a Weighed-in at 162.8lbs — must still be dehydrated . . .
Race week is supposed to be a relaxing time where you can run nice 'n easy, indulge in your carb addiction without remorse, and reflect on all of the hard training you've tackled over the past several months. You're also supposed to only wear white after Memorial Day, but we've all seen a Marin . . .
After dragging my feet for more than a month to publish my second blog post last Saturday, I challenged myself: publish blog #3 in less than a week! I’ve quickly learned that the hardest part of blogging is not the writing of the content, but rather finding the inspiration behind the content. As . . .
I L-O-V-E racing. There are the obvious reasons: the *HUGE* prize purses, the finish line groupies, and the boost to your Ultra Signup ranking. And the real reasons: opportunities to rehearse pre-race rituals, improve my already-perfect warm-up playlist, and gain racing . . .
Reporter 1: Sir, why are you running? Reporter 2: WHY ARE YOU RUNNING? Reporter 3: Are you doing this for world peace? Reporter 4: Are you doing this for the homeless? Reporter 3: Are you running for women’s rights? Reporter 1: Or for the environment? Reporter 2: Or for animals? Narrator: . . .