Do you have the marathon on the brain but aren’t sure if you’re ready to conquer your first one? I’m here to help! I’m giving you 10 signs that say you are in fact ready to click ‘register’ and sign up for your first marathon. 1. Long runs bring you joy. 2. Completing 13.1 was a challenge, but you know you can accomplish more. 3. You don’t have any injuries. 4. Hard work doesn’t scare … [Read more...] about 10 Signs You’re Ready to Train For Your First Marathon
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Summer marathon training is about to begin. Follow these six rules to run well and happy all summer and well into the fall. 1. Learn the difference between pushing through a workout because you are uncomfortable and when to call it quits because you’re on the verge of injury or illness. 2. If you have any small aches or pains, address them as soon as they show up. Get a sports massage, see a … [Read more...] about 6 Must-Follow Rules for Summer Marathon Training
"I start out running too slow. My adrenaline and nerves at the start of a race slow me down. I just can't seem to speed up." I've never ever heard a runner make this statement. "I started out too fast" or "I just couldn't slow down and I blew it". I've heard many runners make this statement. The odds are you too, have started out a race too fast at some point in your running career. … [Read more...] about What to Do When You Start a Race Too Fast
Last year, I ran a local 4-mile race put on by the New York Road Runners. Still sore from the impromptu half marathon I ran the weekend before, I was not looking forward to getting up early to run a race I was going to jog and not race. When I originally registered for the race, I had hoped to run it as hard as possible. But since I wasn't recovered from the half marathon the week before, running … [Read more...] about 10 Running Goals That Have Nothing To Do With a P.R.
#1) Using the word "just" 13.1 miles is a distance that demands respect. Actually, any distance of any kind demands respect if you want to stay injury free! I often hear the phrase "it's just a half marathon" being thrown around from both seasoned and new runners. This phrase dismisses how much hard work and training goes into running and racing a half marathon. Though we're not … [Read more...] about 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Running a Half Marathon
If you’re in the middle of a training cycle, now is not the time to overhaul your stride. Big running form changes should happen in the off-season. For example, if you want to go from landing on your heel to your forefoot, it is best to do that between training seasons. One reason you do not want to make a huge running form change while training for a race is you temporarily become less … [Read more...] about 4 Running Form Fixes to Make Now!