Virtual Half-Marathon Recap

Last Saturday I wrapped up my Boston Marathon training block with a virtual half-marathon.  This of course was definitely not the way I imagined things to end.  I imagined loud cheers and bright red numbers illuminating my goal time of 2:48.  In my head, it was all pretty glorious and memorable.   That vision will have…… Continue reading Virtual Half-Marathon Recap

Final Marathon Monday…For Now.

3/16- MANY WEEKS Until Boston.  Well, a sure lot has changed in a week.  Last Monday as I typed up my weekly recap, I remembered feeling concerned with a cancellation, but still confident that there would be enough time for the virus to be contained and for the race to still happen.  I also was…… Continue reading Final Marathon Monday…For Now.

Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 7

6 Mondays Until Boston! 6 weeks out.  Fitness is really beginning to develop and the realities of the race are beginning to feel more real.  The past week of training was solid. There were no major bumps or extra pain. I can tell that my lungs are becoming more efficient and my legs are feeling…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 7

Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 6

7 Mondays Until Boston!  Another week of training in the books.  This week did not feel particularly good, but I hit most weekly mileage for this training block, made it into 2 strength classes with Petra, and had a solid 20-miler.  So while things did not feel great (low energy, throbbing legs, tender toenails), hard…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: The Miles to Boston Pt. 6

Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 3

10 Mondays Until Boston! The thing I love about running, is that it almost always seems to be teaching me something that goes far beyond the miles on the road.  Of all the things running has taught me so far, the biggest lessons are in commitment and discipline. On the windiest days when you are…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 3

Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 2

11 Mondays Until Boston! Another week of training in the books!  This past week of training was good and consistent, but did take a weird turn with the long run, which I will explain at the end.  It was a week marked by 50 miles, stroller runs, tempos that felt like I was running faster…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 2

Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 1

12 Mondays until Boston! In college, of all the responsibilities that came with collegiate running, the thing I always dreaded most was keeping up a training log.  I hated the pressure of remembering to log my mileage, cross-training, and comments every single day. Some runners live for these training logs, but it is just not…… Continue reading Marathon Monday: Miles to Boston Pt. 1

10 Things To Do Week Leading Up to the Marathon

This is the week.  Marathon week. As promised, this is the final post in my Marathon Wednesday Series.  This post was originally going to be a compilation of marathon inspiration from interviews I gathered from people who have completed marathons, but life happens and that idea never happened.  So instead, I am sharing a few…… Continue reading 10 Things To Do Week Leading Up to the Marathon

5 Ways to Recover When You Aren’t a Pro Runner

One of the things I miss most about college running is having the access to the training room. I took it for granted back then. I could finish a hard workout and then just walk over to the training room and step into the ice bath. Not only was this facility easily accessible to me,…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Recover When You Aren’t a Pro Runner