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Wishing I was getting ready to toe the line in Chicago in a couple weeks as planned. Unfortunately life had a different agenda for me. A couple sucker punches right to the gut…and an injury.
How lucky to be so passionate about something and love so deeply. To wake up without being able to put every ounce of love and effort towards a goal has challenged me every single day this summer.
The vision is clear. Eyes ahead. I’ll be ready for the trials come Feb.
Run your hearts out out there! Enjoy every moment.
Always grateful for the support around me. @nikerunning@garminrunning@gym5_teamthick@flynnsports
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THE Boulderthon is officially kicking off its 3rd year of racing on OCTOBER 8th!!! LET’S GO!
If you’re local it’s a no brainer, if you’re not local come visit the most beautiful place to run in the U.S and show up for a race experience like no other!
I’m so excited to be the official Coach of the Boulderthon!
Not a marathoner?! No problem! There is a 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon, and marathon to chose from.
If you sign up to train with me you’ll get:
•An awesome coach!
•Access to @trainingpeaks interactive training log with beginner/intermediate/advanced programs created by me!
•Communication through @trainingpeaks
•RISE Running + Boulderthon shirt
•Webinars on Goal setting/visualization, mental toughness, and race strategy.
•Two local practices/week
•Access to my strength plan for runners
•In person drills and form feedback
DM me for questions or check out my website in my bio! You can sign up for my program at checkout for the @boulderthon (www.boulderthon.org).
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We are very excited to expand the Rojas Running team even more! We have recently added Alex Diltz to our stellar coaching crew.
Alex grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to Boulder, CO to be closer to ME (just kidding, to continue his running career).So far, his running highlights include 2:19:26 debut marathon at Grandma’s Marathon, 1:06 half marathon, and top 30 marathon finish at a World Major Marathon. Alex is also racing for a spot in the USA Olympic trials marathon field. Outside of coaching, Alex is a Licensed Massage Therapist working at Pr Labs Sports and Performance and also has a mobile private massage business. Alex loves to help individuals achieve their running goals as well as helping them keep their bodies in tip top shape!
Alex is easily the most popular runner in the Boulder running community because of his friendliness and open mindedness. These qualities are ones that speak volumes about his coaching ability and personal connection to his athletes. Between his experience, knowledge, and award winning personality - I am super excited for him to inspire those on our team! This will be the second time we coach side by side!
As part of the Rojas Running Squad, in addition to the 1-1 run coaching with Alex:
-You will receive my strength training program that is targeted towards runners. These programs are 12-weeks in length and progress you through beginner, intermediate, and advanced stages. The run and strength training go hand-in-hand and part our philosophy is built upon the foundation that strength training can provide for running performance.
-You will be part of a larger Rojas Running family and added to our athlete and coaches group chat. This is a great opportunity to connect with other members of the team, ask questions, plan races, etc.
-You will have unlimited access to all my resources including marathon nutrition, information on different types of runs, mobility/warm-up routines, and more
If you are interested to take your running to the next level, check us out at www.rojasrunning.com
Strength work has been a keystone of my training for many years and has played a huge role in my success as a runner. Building strength not only keeps me healthy and injury-free, but provides me speed throughout a race, a kick at the end of the race, ability to power up hills, and confidence that my body can sustain a large amount of running volume and intensity.
I am frequently asked about my strength training routine and how I integrate this with my running. I often have athletes tell me that they don’t know what to do in the gym. Well see your worries aside! I put together a 12-week strength training program for runners to ease your troubled minds.
This program will be shared through the TrueCoach app where you will find videos, descriptions, and sets and reps of each exercise. The app also allows you to ask questions, make comments, and send videos which I will check and respond to once/week.
If you are interested, be sure to check out my website rojasrunning.com and select the “12-week strength plan for runners” with your preferred level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced). I can’t wait to help you all become BEASTS!
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What a sick photo! LOVE that guy who is super stoked for me.
Interesting build! It started with a gut full of parasites and a 6x1600m workout averaging 6:00 and grew to some solid yet tame workouts that we knew would do the trick without tipping my insomniatic body too far.
Every marathon is about learning and this one is exactly what I needed to precede the 2024 Olympic trials. I worked with an amazing chiropractor @dr.noahmoos who helped me put my body in a position to work harder than ever moving forward, I learned to set strong boundaries and let go of past trauma to move forward, and I built an important relationship with my training partner @mollyjgrabill that will allow us to conquer the world…ALL IN THIS BUILD PEOPLE. It was a lot. Im tired.
@bostonmarathon itself was a dream. Being surrounded by the best athletes in the world is not to be taken for granted, and being in the position that I am is insane and I also do not look past that.
My goal going into Boston was to not get sucked into the yoyo-ing of the pack and obviously run as fast as I could. I think I made good decisions, I let the front pack go at 10kish, slowly but steadily working my way up to Sarah then ran with her. At some points we were running one in front of the other each trying to conserve energy, but I noticed that we ran faster when we were side by side. I finally decided to go at the top of Heartbreak and I think that was the right decision as i picked off a couple girls in the second pack and was closing on the others. Am I happy with a minute PR? Yes. Am I ready to be in a position to give it more? Absolutely.
I would not be here without my dad and coach @ricrojasrunningtrack who is probably sobbing at this point. Ric understands running and training better than anyone and I continue to understand and trust his coaching philosophy more every day.
I am so excited for the next time I get to share a post marathon debrief with you guys… I think it will be a good one 😉. Thank you for your support 💚. And thanks mom, I love you (I usually just do that privately but she gets mad when it’s all about my dad).
Will it make the boat go faster?
The Great Britain Olympic rowing team strung together some pretty disappointing finishes at the Olympics. After a poor showing in the ‘96 Games they decided they could either continue to have unfavorable results or make a big change. For four years every day, every decision, they asked themselves “will it make the boat go faster?” And acted on that. They won the gold medal that upcoming Olympics.
So heading into marathon season…will it make the boat go faster?
I picked up a fortune the other day that said “take the risk, it will be worth it”.
There were risks going to Kenya; sickness, time off due to travel, jet lag effecting sleep and performance, not having the same quality of workouts or recovery.
Well all of these did happen and I’m still working hard to recover.
At first I was so angry that I had ruined a training cycle because of a poor decision.
Honestly nothing has set me up for a better path forward. I wouldn’t have found underlying issues going on in my body, I wouldn’t be as focused as I ever have been, I wouldn’t have grown as much as a human and athlete, I wouldn’t have met some enormous people, or set necessary boundaries to reach my goals.
Here’s to being lucky enough to take risks!
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