Since we last caught up, I feel things are finally turning around. I've been putting in the work and listening to my body. Week 11 was a much needed cutback week and week 12 included the longest run I've completed in two years! By the time I reached this cutback week, I needed a huge mental break. I let go of stressing about my training and decided to stay focused on the fact that I'm not … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: Weeks 11 & 12
My personal running adventures. Read below to learn about my training and read past race recaps.
Marathon training was rough last week. I gave my best, but I certainly did not get my best results. I just have to keep hoping that despite the fact that I'm basically seeing zero progress, that the work will eventually pay off. I also have to be honest with myself about the impact the relentless humidity in NYC had on my training last week. To say that I'm over hot weather running, is an … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: Week 10 – All Aboard the Struggle Bus
This was one of those weeks when I really had to talk myself into doing my runs. I'm committed to doing the work regardless of what my feelings are, so I did the work. Here's how things went down during week nine of training for the Philly Marathon. Monday: Flywheel Through classpass, I signed up for a spin class at Flywheel. I think I had the resistance a little too high because my … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: Workouts Week 9
Week eight of Philly Marathon training was pretty uneventful, which is just the way I like it. Being as I have a full twenty weeks to prep for this race, the long run build up is very gradual. In fact it's a bit boring. Consistency over time with gradual increases in both mileage and intensity is the key to long term running success. My weekly mileage has always been on the lower end and … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: Workouts Week 8
Why is this so hard? A big misconception is that marathon training should get easier over time. Reality is training for a marathon is and will always be difficult. Over time certain elements become less daunting. For example, I know I am capable of running 26.2 miles. But, what I don't know is if I'm actually capable of meeting the lofty goal I've set for myself. While other elements of … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: Shouldn’t This Be Easier?
I know that to some people, what I'm about to say sounds insane. My marathon training plan is twenty weeks long. I live and breathe by the philosophy that what works for one person will not work for another person. It's how I coach my runners and why having a personal run coach is important. It takes time to figure out what works for you and it takes even longer to figure it out if you don't … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: Call Me Out on This