How to Maintain Fitness Between Races

One of the hardest questions for any runner to answer right now, is “what’s the next race on your calendar?”  Because we want to both laugh and cry when we say, “who the hell knows at this point.”  Some of us might have hopeful, tentative dates marked on the calendar that we are training for, just in case. … Read the rest

Managing Fatigue In Training – Weekly Recap – 5.2.20

This week was a fairly easy going base building week, with a mixture of road and trail miles. My body continues to feel pretty good and strong overall, I’m still loving the trails, but I am still somewhat tired. Not dragging myself around the house like a narcoleptic level of tired, but also not having any difficult getting to sleep.… Read the rest

Running Base Training is Exhausting – Weekly Recap – 4.26.20

Even after a fairly high volume weekend, I’m happy to report that my body seemed to be holding up well, and I continued my Running Base Training for the majority of the week. It was another week that included some road runs, some trail runs, and a whole lot of home CrossFit workouts.… Read the rest

Insane Things Only Runners Understand

This weekend I decided to complete and endurance challenge that entailed running one mile every hour for 24 hours.  For fun.  And as I was clicking away the hours, I started thinking about what a unique group of people runners are. … Read the rest

What to Eat Before Running

What’s one of the best parts of endurance running?  The increased caloric demands definitely makes the top of the list of for me.  Now, I am not someone that subscribes to the “earn your meals” mentality, but I am someone who wants to fuel enough to train efficiently. … Read the rest

Running Base Training – Weekly Recap – 4.4.20

This was another mellow week for me and my boys (there’s a shelter in place theme happening here).  On Sunday I kicked off my running base training with 8 miles on the Leon Creek Greenway with my 6 year old, and then kept most of my weekly runs in the morning before work. … Read the rest

Running After A Marathon – Weekly Review – 3.29.20

This week was a nice mixture of rest and recovery, and getting back into the swing of things.  I’ve gotten a few questions on my thoughts about running after a marathon, and I think it’s a hard subject to give blanket advice on timeline wise.  … Read the rest

Endurance Racing – It’s Going to Hurt

When I tell people that I run marathons for fun, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How much does that hurt?”  The answer is simple.  It hurts a lot.  And it hurts in places you wouldn’t think of. … Read the rest

Running A Virtual Marathon – Weekly Recap – 3.15.20

This was an interesting week to say the least. Tuesday, I finally got the confirmation that my marathon had been cancelled, and just like that I knew there was no way for me to Boston Qualify this season. I knew the email was coming, but reading the words, I had that feeling so eloquently described in Mean Girls.… Read the rest

Managing A High Mileage Week – Weekly Recap – 3.7.20

I’m pretty pumped to share how my high mileage week went. As of Sunday, my marathon has not announced if it will be cancelled, but I’m operating under the assumption that it will. Nevertheless, I’ll keep training until I get confirmation.… Read the rest