Confession: I ran a world championship race and felt like an impostor

October 19th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | 1 Comment »

Once arriving at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, Allegra got a strong case of impostor syndrome.


Confession: I’m racing this weekend and I’m not ready

October 14th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

Ahead of her race this weekend, Allegra admits that she’s not as prepared as she’d like to be… but maybe that’s not what matters.


Confession: I don’t believe that you love hills

September 29th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

Allegra has been running for three years and in that time, she just cannot grow to love hill running. She doesn’t believe that you love it either…


Confession: I never want to run a marathon

September 8th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

Having been a runner for three years, Allegra resists the pressure to sign up for a 42.2K. She refuses to run the marathon until she actually wants to.


Confession: After running in B.C., I never want to come home

August 26th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

When she went to try out a trail race in Squamish, she ended up never wanting to go home.


Confession: I ran a beer mile on a Monday night

August 23rd, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

Confession: I ran a beer mile on a Monday night. I have always been fascinated by ridiculous and seemingly crazy challenges. Spontaneous last-minute planning isn’t off limits either. I have no problem saying “yes” […]


Confession: I just turned 30 and entered a new racing age category

August 3rd, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

Allegra just turned 30. While she’s not worried about getting older, she is realizing that this means she’s part of a more competitive age group.


Confession: I’ve let some healthy habits slide

July 20th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

When Allegra took up running and learned to focus on her diet, she lost 40 pounds. But this summer, she’s letting her focus on those habits wane. What’s the best approach going forward for runners who fall into this rut?


Confession: I paced my first race and may never go back to racing

July 11th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

Allegra ended up with pacing duty… and she’s now converted.


Confession: I secretly prefer trail racing

June 27th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner, Trail Races, Trail Running | No Comments »

Confession: I secretly prefer trail racing I ran my first trail race with the 5 Peaks race series back in the spring of 2014. Afterwards, I immediately signed up for the next four races. […]


Confession: I ditched my watch and ran faster than I have in weeks

June 20th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

Weeks after Allegra has completed her goal race, she’s getting used to running just for the thrill of it.


Confession: I ran only 5K last week

June 9th, 2016 by Allegra Swanson | Posted in Blogs, Confessions from a middle-of-the-pack half-marathoner | No Comments »

While away on a work trip, Allegra had plans to be running in Ireland and Rotterdam. But on the plane home, she was disappointed by how little she actually ran.