The middle miles of a long run are always the hardest miles on my training plan. I’m not sure exactly why this is the point during my run where I slip into a temporary state of negativity. What gets me through those middle miles is the idea that I know I’ll feel better when I get past that halfway point. My least favorite mile when racing a half marathon (yep—you guessed it) is mile 7. I have … [Read more...] about How to Talk Yourself Through the Tough Miles of Your Long Run
My personal running adventures. Read below to learn about my training and read past race recaps.
If you've been following along, you know I'm not training for anything this year. In fact, I'm really not into running at all right now and that excites me! My life is nearly 100% about running and it's actually nice to take break from this subject when it's my time to workout. (Side note: Did you know my husband also owns a running related business?) Being as I'm not training for a race, … [Read more...] about I Only Did It Because I Didn’t Want To Do It
The holidays are a great time to take a break from training, to reset and spend time doing things other than running. However, once January hit I was on a downward spiral. After having spent the majority of 2016 marathon training, I felt lost after race day had come and gone. Before I knew it, one glass of wine a few nights a week turned into one or two glasses most nights. One cup of coffee in … [Read more...] about How I Got My Groove Back After Marathon Training Ended
Can we chat about food guilt for a minute? Am I the only one who is annoyed by the constant clamor surrounding the holidays and weight gain? The truth is, as a runner and health-conscious person, my weight matters to me year-round. I’m not obsessed with my weight the way I was in my youth, but I do know that I feel my best and run my best when my weight is where it should be and I’m not … [Read more...] about The Truth About Skipping Workouts & Holiday Indulgence
Two weeks ago, I ran my 10th and slowest marathon to date. I had a new running partner and friend by my side for the entire 20 weeks of training. Things didn't go as well as either of us would have liked but, we stayed focused. My goal going into this training cycle was to get close to my marathon personal record (PR) time or better yet, set a new PR. I ran easy. I ran fast. I ran … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Marathon: The Miles Change You
Week 13 of training for the Philly Marathon was a good eye opener. For the most part it was an easy week capped off with a half marathon, which was not easy. My approach to training for the next week is changing a bit. I've been doing some preventative work with my physical therapist over at Finish Line PT. So far I've been able to avoid injury, but I'm not 100% in the clear. My lazy left … [Read more...] about Marathon Training Week 13: What Needs Improvement