Marathon Preparation Workout

5K REPEATS.  As a marathoner, learning to run the correct pace is important, and the only way to do that is by practice!  If you have a time goal for your next marathon, this is my favorite confidence-boosting workouts.  I believe it is what helped me run my first sub 3 marathon. Not only doesContinue reading “Marathon Preparation Workout”

Surviving Our Summer (Think SOS – Shorten or Slow Down!)

I love summer running. The increased daylight, clear roads and no worry of ice and snow! I do not have to layer clothes and there is no concern of frostbite. But there is a cost – heat and humidity. We can only remove so much clothing! Fluid loss, dehydration, and heat-related illnesses are a realContinue reading “Surviving Our Summer (Think SOS – Shorten or Slow Down!)”

Recovery – 8 Weeks Until Boston

There are eight weeks until the Boston Marathon and we are in the heart of training. Weekly mileage is increasing, long runs are growing, and cumulative fatigue is making speed work even more challenging. All the hard work is stress on your body. The better your recovery, the harder you can train. If you haven’tContinue reading “Recovery – 8 Weeks Until Boston”

Goal Setting

Do you have running goals? You should, they are important and act as a road map to your success. In his book, “Meb For Mortals”, he believes there are three things that determine your success as a runner: good goals, hard work, and commitment. Here are some qualities of good goals: It Should Have PersonalContinue reading “Goal Setting”