The Rundown – A Mile High

The Rundown – A Mile High

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For most of last week I was living a mile high in Denver, Colorado and it was amazing! The altitude kicked my butt, as expected, but there was something great about running 10 minute miles and gasping for air. Just kidding. There was...
The Rundown – Slow Your Roll and Check Out My New Site!

The Rundown – Slow Your Roll and Check Out My New Site!

Welcome to the newly improved VITA Train 4 Life blog! All the content is basically the same, but I have combined my freelance writing site (allieburdick.com) into one gorgeous new package right here. Please take some time to browse and let me know if there are any...
I Am A Half Ironman! Rev3 Quassy Race Recap

I Am A Half Ironman! Rev3 Quassy Race Recap

I did it. I finished 70.3 miles of swimming, cycling and running through some of the steepest terrain in Connecticut to claim the title of Half Ironman. Here’s how it all went down. FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE RACE Yes, I’m starting four days before the race...
The Rundown – A Quiet Place

The Rundown – A Quiet Place

I’m less than three weeks from my Half Ironman race and I find myself in a quiet place. I’m stuck between the rigorous 11 hour training weeks and race day, between thinking “I’m going to crush this!” and “there’s a chance I...
The Rundown – You Will Suffer

The Rundown – You Will Suffer

  Whenever I need to give my email address, which includes “train4life” I’m almost always asked about it. Last week when one such exchange took place, the guy on the other end of the phone turned out to be a two-time Ironman, so we talked about...
The Rundown – 4 Weeks Until My First Half Ironman

The Rundown – 4 Weeks Until My First Half Ironman

  In four weeks I hope to cross the finish line of my first ever Half Ironman. My only goal is to finish this race because it is going to take everything I have. Oddly enough I’m most worried about the run. Why? Because it comes after a 1.2 mile swim and 54...