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
I want to know more about you so I can better help you meet your goals. I'm also in the process of brainstorming ideas for an upcoming e-book and I'm hoping you'll help me out by taking this short survey. The survey has 6 questions and should only take you about 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your help and for being a part of the Race Pace Runner community! … [Read more...] about Tell Me More About YOU!
What's on your playlist right now? Just for fun I created a 90-minute 90's playlist. It is perfect to listen to during a long run or just while cross-training at the gym. I made this specific playlist ninety-minutes long so that it is the perfect accompaniment for long runs while half marathon training. Ninety-minute training runs are essential to a good half marathon training plan.Here are … [Read more...] about 90 Minute 90’s Playlist for Your Next Long Run
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
When the afternoon hits during marathon training, I turn into a rungry (which is what I get when I’m extra hungry from running) monster. I’m so hungry I’ll eat almost anything in sight. There have been times of desperation when I was out of real food and grabbed a bag of energy chews to snack on. Obviously there are worse things to eat as snacks, but if I’ve already done my run for the day I don’t … [Read more...] about Snacks That Satisfy Hungry Runners
Why is foam rolling such a pain in the ass? Ask me to do a 20-mile training run on the weekend? No problem. Ask me to foam roll for ten minutes a day? I'll whine about it, make excuses and eventually commit to doing it during commercial breaks while watching Homeland. Foam rolling is not a fun activity! It hurts. It leaves carpet burn on my elbows. And while doing it, all I can focus … [Read more...] about Daily Foam Rolling Schedule for Runners