Oh marathon training … For many runners it’s a love-hate relationship. On the one hand, you have a solid excuse to run (what many would consider) an absurd amount of miles on a weekly basis for anywhere from 16 to 20 full weeks and no one can call you crazy for it.
Wait, no. Scratch that thought … People will still call you crazy.
Whatever. What I mean is, you have a legit goal that involves a 26.2 mile race and a tangible objective for all of your running workouts that infuses your training with a real and powerful sense of purpose
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“Running never gets easier, you get stronger.”
I want you to keep this quote in mind as you embark on this new journey to make running a part of your life.
The first thing you should know is that you’re going to have A BLAST. If you follow this guide (which includes a free 6-week “couch to 5K” plan — see below) and you consistently put in the work it takes to build running strength and endurance, you will slowly but surely start to FEEL like a runner. … Read More
I would PR in a race where I did very little planning and no specific training.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been running and putting in the work over the last two months. But I was not training specifically for a 10K and I signed up for this race, the NYRR Mini 10K, pretty last minute simply because I love the race and wanted to test out where my body is at post-NYC Half Marathon. … Read More
I am DYING for summer to just get here already. I’m pretty sure most if not all of you feel the same way.
It feels like this weird, not-so-sunny, quasi-spring we’ve had here on the East Coast just won’t make way for warmer weather.
While I was doing laundry the other day — which obviously consists mostly of running clothes — I pulled one of my long-sleeve fleeces from the basket to toss in the machine and said to Mark, “It’s depressing that I’ve had to wear this recently.” … Read More
Mark and I had a very typical runner/significant other of a runner conversation last night.
Me: Hey Babe, I’m thinking of signing up for the Philly Half Marathon with Nicole this year. Wouldn’t it be fun to do a weekend in Philly in the fall?
Mark: Babe, the Philly Marathon is at the end of November … like a few weeks after the New York City Marathon.
Me: I know …
Mark: Last year after the NYC Marathon you didn’t want to run for like two months.
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