Like many other things, there's no one right answer that works for everyone when trying to decide if you should run when you have a cold. However, here are a few non-scientific reasons why I generally choose to rest over run. Running at a modified intensity level due to not feeling well will most likely not contribute to increasing my fitness level. Taking the day off means getting more rest … [Read more...] about The Age Old Question: Should I Run With a Cold?
Archives for March 2014
The spring edition of Race Pace Training Diaries follows Jackie, a Race Pace Runner, on her journey of acheiving a big half marathon PR this spring. Learn more about Jackie and her goals here. I can’t believe how quickly these first six weeks of training have flown by! I’m very happy to be halfway there, and I’ve been thinking about how different I feel today than when I first started training … [Read more...] about Race Pace Training Diaries: Half Way There!
After crossing the finish line of the LA Marathon, my number one goal was to do everything I could possibly do to recover quickly so I could get back to training for Boston. Typically after a marathon I do a few of these things, but not all of them. Here's what I did on race day: A 10 minute cool-down walk Force fed myself a mix of Vanilla Vega Sport Performance Protein and almond … [Read more...] about Spring Marathon Training: LA Marathon Recovery Plan
Words of advice rang in my ears during the 26.2 mile run from Dodger's Stadium to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California. "If you feel good, hold back. If you reach mile 15 and you still feel good, hold back." ~ Coach Andrew Kastor "Don't acknowledge the heat. Once you do it becomes a factor." ~ Olympic Marathoner, Ryan Hall "On the uphills feel a friendly hand on your back giving you a … [Read more...] about LA Marathon Recap: I Left My Ego In New York City or Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
The spring edition of Race Pace Training Diaries follows Jackie, a Race Pace Runner, on her journey of acheiving a big half marathon PR this spring. Learn more about Jackie and her goals here. I love social media like Instagram and Twitter, but I tend to share only the good parts of my life online and leave out the bad parts. I’ll post pictures of fancy restaurant dinners and my dog being cute … [Read more...] about Race Pace Training Diaries: Take the Bad with the Good
My goals for the LA Marathon are simple (but not necessarily easy): Finish the race. This will be a huge accomplishment in and of itself. I'm running this 26.2 as a training run for Boston and on fewer training miles than any of my previous six marathons. Number 7, will definitely be one for the books. (and yes, I'm nervous and bit stressed!) Have fun, stay positive. Sometimes when running a … [Read more...] about 4 Goals for the LA Marathon