Pros and Cons of Downhill Marathons.

There are so many different types of marathon courses these days. As some runners get more serious about their training, whether you are going for a PR (personal record) or want to run Boston (the super bowl of marathons) the option to run a downhill marathon comes into play. There are different types of racesContinue reading “Pros and Cons of Downhill Marathons.”

Chronicles of a High Mileage Runner.

Hello, friends! Well it is RACE WEEK around these parts. I’m counting down the days til my next marathon (and currently scaling back the miles- yes the taper has been glorious) so as I get the legs ready for the challenge ahead…I thought I’d share a few tidbits on my thoughts while training for thisContinue reading “Chronicles of a High Mileage Runner.”

Personal Running Pet Peeves.

So it is probably something not a lot of people talk about in the realm of running since the sport is really mostly a positive and encouraging one. But I am here to talk about it. Why? Because we can! Runner pet peeves…I am here for it. Allow me to give you a few of mine in no particularContinue reading “Personal Running Pet Peeves.”

The ABCs of Summer Marathon Training.

The title explains it all… A- Acclimate to the summer temps. I know, this is much easier said than done. It does take time and consistency in order to really feel comfortable with the heat and humidity. Sooner or later you will be rocking those runs and pushing the pace a bit. Not to worry.Continue reading “The ABCs of Summer Marathon Training.”

7 Ways to Slash an Hour (Or More) Off of Your Marathon Time.

So today I thought we would discuss marathon times and for those of you that are trying to hit some serious time goals, this post is for you! I don’t pretend to be an expert but I wanted to share my experiences with the marathon distance and how I’ve vastly improved in the last fewContinue reading “7 Ways to Slash an Hour (Or More) Off of Your Marathon Time.”

How to Maintain Your Running Fitness During the Off-Season, as told by Oprah.

So I don’t know about you, but during the off season of not racing so much, I like to maintain my overall fitness. Whether that be in the form of doing other workouts or easy runs, I make sure that I keep moving my body so that when it is time to ramp the miles/speedContinue reading “How to Maintain Your Running Fitness During the Off-Season, as told by Oprah.”

I Love Me Some Morning Runners and The Beauty of the Easy Run.

10.11 miles this morning with my Irving Running Club crew. I love running with this girl especially because she is always so bubbly at 5:30 a.m. How she does it, I do not know. I clearly need to buy the coffee that she is drinking. So today I thought I’d chat real quick about aContinue reading “I Love Me Some Morning Runners and The Beauty of the Easy Run.”

Quirky Things Runners Do, Continued.

Runners, we are a quirky bunch…aren’t we? Let’s do a bit of a continuation of some of the quirky things runners do…in no particular order… –Hem and haw about waking up early to run. But hey, someone’s gotta do it. Getting up and out the door is half the battle. –Go out for ‘just 4 miles’Continue reading “Quirky Things Runners Do, Continued.”

4 Reasons to Get Excited About a Long Run, as Told by SATC.

So I don’t know about you but for me the best part of my weekends is always starting it with a long run. It’s a great way to get the training miles in all while having fun with your friends at the same time. Here are 5 reasons to get excited about a long runContinue reading “4 Reasons to Get Excited About a Long Run, as Told by SATC.”