What I tried this week: Getting back to it

November 22nd, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in Blogs, MissAdventures | No Comments »

Jessica Kuepfer was hit by a car in September. It put an end to her formal training for a number of months as she recovered. She tells us the steps she took to get […]


What I tried this week: Looking at psychological effects of a runner not running

November 15th, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

Jessica Kuepfer was hit by a car in September. It put an end to her season and as she recovered, she had to face the psychological effects of not being able to do the […]


What I tried this week: Running ‘naked’

July 24th, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | 5 Comments »

I try not to accumulate many junk miles, so every run is kept specific and trackable. I often program intervals into my GPS watch and revolve my workout around the beeps and buzzes on my wrist, keeping my form and […]


What I Tried This Week: Running Drills

July 7th, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

With the spring race rush having died down, it’s time to focus on the fall race season. For me, this means getting back to speed work sessions and knocking out solid training blocks with […]


Tips For Pacing an Ultra Runner

June 22nd, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

June 13 was the Laurel Highlands Ultra in Pennsylvania which offered 70.5-mile, 50K and relay options to runners along the beautiful Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. I was asked to pace a friend who was […]


What I Tried This Week: Running the Boston Marathon

April 23rd, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

This past Monday, I lined up to race the Boston Marathon after a cold, Canadian winter. With the nasty weather conditions, I was never happier to be a Canadian runner than this week, where […]


What I Tried This Week: Avoiding Pre-Race Illness

April 19th, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

I find it exceptional that as the date of a big race draws closer, the people around me get sicker. It could be a heightened awareness of seasonal bugs which come and go during colder […]


What I Tried This Week: Race Simulation

April 6th, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

Last weekend I did my last key workout before the Boston Marathon and the entire point of it was to simulate the race. I was intending on doing it on Sunday as I was […]


What I Tried This Week: Tackling Stress

March 26th, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | 1 Comment »

One thing I find I often discount as a runner is the role that life stress plays in my training. Running often is my escape from the pressures of everyday life so it is […]


What I tried this week: Running through disaster

March 5th, 2015 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

One of the most exceptional things for me when looking at disaster or adversity is that whenever things in life get tough, people run. This fact has never been more true for me than this winter. […]


What I tried this week: Defying my Physiotherapist

November 13th, 2014 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

Recently, while lying on a massage table with needles stuck in my leg, getting treatment for my healing stress fractures, I asked a stupid question. “Can I do a five-hour adventure race in a […]


What I Tried This Week: Sticking to Training on Vacation

October 29th, 2014 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

Sticking to my training schedule has become a force of habit over the course of a number of racing seasons. I have carved out non-negotiable times in my day where I ensure that my intervals, […]