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.
A lot of work goes into preparing for a marathon. Not only do most people spend weeks or months training their bodies to handle the stresses of running 26.2 miles, but you also have to know what to eat, how to stay hydrated, and tricks to remain mentally engaged throughout. Read More
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
Whether you're running a 5K, a marathon, or a multi-day race, a lot of preparation goes into ensuring that your body is capable of finishing what you started. This could entail weeks or months of training and cross-training to develop physical endurance and mental fortitude. Read More
Wow....when I logged into Facebook this morning it showed me this picture in my "memories" from 7 years ago today.
This was my first half-marathon and the first organized race I'd been in over 13 years (I'd run some 10Ks in college). I ran rather slowly. It took me 2:20:28 to finish, but hey I did it.
Preparing for a marathon is not something done in a day. It requires several weeks or months of planning and diligence to complete. After all, it's not every day that most people head out the door to run over 26 miles.
Of course, there's a right way to go about training for a marathon and prepping for the big day. You need to follow a few important guidelines if you want to avoid injury and reach the day of the race ready to do your best. Here are several dos and don'ts to follow.