A lot of runners working their way up to marathon-level fitness are concerned about common problems like fatigue, injury, and boredom, all of which are possible and even probable if you don't find ways to combat them. There's also a high potential for burnout. When you're pounding the pavement for hours each and every day in preparation for those 26-plus miles on race day, months down the road, burnout is a distinct possibility. Read More
When you have a race coming up, you naturally want to train so that you are prepared when race day rolls around. This generally includes several weeks or months of practice runs to fine-tune your form and improve your speed. Read More
Marathon running is no walk in the park - in terms of exertion the two concepts are pretty much polar opposites. That said, running a marathon needn't be a lesson in self-abuse. With proper training and preparation, you can avoid marathon fatigue, make good time, and still feel grand (if tired) when you finish your race. Read More
We are now 13 weeks out from the 2017 Boston marathon and I just want to give you an update on my training progress. For now I'm sticking with thenew format of doing a video for the blog post. Of course there is a pseudo-transcript down below so if you want you can still read it Read More
We are 17 weeks out from the 2017 Boston marathon and I just want to give you an update on my training progress as well as how things are going on the fundraising site for the wonderful charity that I’m supporting. I wanted to try a new format out this time instead of just going with the blog post - I wanted to go ahead and actually do this video for you. Read More
As I mentioned last week I'm taking a page from a couple of fellow bloggers (Jess Runs ATL and The Right Fits) to bring you weekly updates on my Boston Marathon training program.
I like to follow a 18 week program, so I'm going to go with our 30 Day running challenge's Intermediate program as a warmup into the full training cycle which will start in a few weeks.
Closing ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics are upon us. Medals have been awarded, records have been broken, and all who have competed leave Rio victorious. The games may be over, but your medals have yet to be won. Take a little inspiration from the world's top fitness all-stars and go for the gold in a marathon! Read More
If you've decided to run a 5K, 10K, or marathon for the first time, it's only natural that you'd have some trepidation about placing or even finishing the race. Even if you're an old hand at running races, you may still get pre-race jitters while thinking about how you'll perform or what could go wrong once you're past the starting line. Read More
Every jogger knows that there are times when no amount of personal cajoling, bargaining, or reasoning is enough to convince one's body to get up and move. Sometimes motivation is hard to come by, especially since running can take such a toll on your body.
If you're determined to jog for health, fitness, weight loss, or other reasons, however, there are numerous tactics you can try to increase your level of motivation. In addition to standard ideas like finding the best time of day to run or setting an annoying alarm clock to get you up in the morning, there are plenty of strategies that can help you dig deep for motivation or even make the process more fun.
Whether you enjoy running as a recreational activity, you do it for fitness, or a marathon is on your bucket list, you might be under the mistaken impression that the only training you need for running is, well, more running. However, if you want to see the best results, improve performance, and avoid injury, adding strength training to your routine is a smart move. Read More
Running a marathon is no joke, especiallyif it's your first time. When you've been training for months, the prospect of running more than 26 miles at a stretch might not seem so daunting, but you still want to make sure you plan for success. Read More