Meggan Franks (MegganFranks)



Starkville, MS, but I'm Canadian! Just call me Can-American :)

About MegganFranks:

Since college, I have continued running, I'm a Mom, I work full-time, I coach part-time (USATF level 1 certified), and I race on occasion. I blog about my training, racing, my child, and balancing family, work and training for a 2:45 marathon. Wish me luck!

MegganFranks's Favorite Sports:

Road Cycling, Triathlon, Rugby, Running, Cross Country, Marathon, Race Report, Ultra Marathon, Track & Field, Yoga

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Meggan's Running Blog

I'm a new Mom, I work full-time, and I am an avid runner/racer. I blog about my training, racing, my child (born 10/15/10), and dealing with all the changes/challenges that come in life post-pregnancy.

Tired via @MegganFranks #runchat
Ok, I have a confession. Running 50 mpw midway through your second trimester while putting in 45-50 hr work weeks will really knock you on your butt....epecially if you have to be in single parent mode most of the week (my husband has a ridiculous travel ...[Read on]
Pilgrimage half-marathon race recap (5 months pregnant)
Columbus Pilgrimage Half: 1:36:57, 4th female overall (1st AG)(Officially 1:37 something, had to stop to pee) 7:24 paceRunning a race while pregnant was a bucket list item I never had the chance to cross off with Maddy. I was sick, lightheaded and short o...[Read on]
Halfway there (pregnancy)
This week I reached the halfway point in my pregnancy. It was a bit overwhelming, with two children my family will officially be complete (we think) and the next chapter of our life will officially start. I will get to hold a new baby in my arms and go th...[Read on]
Running for two
Most know now that Houston and I are expecting our second child in August this year. I am started to look and feel very pregnant, my belly is about twice as big as it was with my first child and I am running short on wearable clothing. I have continued to...[Read on]
World's latest/worst race recap
(I started writing this in November, added a little in December, and finally finished it in January. It's really not very good, so for anyone that wants to give up 5 minutes of their life reading it, here you go.)Results: 3rd female (see previous post)I w...[Read on]
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Recap
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon: 2:49:28 for 26.27 miles (6:27 avg) 9th female(just 22 seconds off my PR!)Though I didn't run a personal best, I have nothing but positive thoughts after this race. Sure I have had some major success this year off the road...[Read on]
Mid-week workout on the XC Course
AM: 25 min run (oops! Slept in)PM: 20 min w/u, 20 min c/d4 x 1 mile @ tempo, 800m @ 5k pace (1.5/2 min rest)5:49, 2:455:44, 2:435:45, 2:455:48, 2:45I was irritated that I couldn't get my 800s under 2:40, but I was running this workout solo and the footing...[Read on]
World Mountain Running Championships update
WMRC Results: 44th overall in 48:57 (1st Canadian) 12th as a teamGoing into this race I had no idea what to expect. I guess I expected to finish top 50, but I never expected to have so much fun doing it. It is going to take me sometime to recap this trip....[Read on]
My NACAC Mountain Running Champs/USA Champs Survival Story
NACAC Mountain Running Championships Results: 49:56 for 13th overall (1st Canadian!) USA 1st, Team Canada 2nd, Mexico 3rdResults I take back everything I knew...ok thought I knew...about running up mountains, and tell you- I know next to NOTHING abo...[Read on]
More on Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction and Running
I've been getting a lot of questions about SI joint dysfunction lately. Before I post,  I just want to explain that I am not a doctor nor do I consider myself an expert in sacroiliac joint dysfunction. I am simply explaining what I know (scratch...[Read on]