How To Run A Faster Marathon – What I did to Cut Almost 2 Hours

For the last 10 years of my life, I have trained and run half and full marathons.  Despite how much I love this sport, I am not a “natural ability” runner.  Meaning, I have to fight like all hell to run 26.2… Read the rest

Three Best Running Gear Purchases of 2019

Running is often seen as a “cheap” form of exercise, because it doesn’t require a whole lot of equipment or gym membership fees.  However, there is an abundance of running gear available, and it can be difficult to decide what are the best running gear investments you can make.… Read the rest

Being Naturally Un-Athletic Is A Gift

Merry Christmas! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday filled with gifts, and treats, and happiness. As part of the holiday festivities, I thought it would be fun to share one of the greatest and most unassuming gifts I’ve received in my adult life.… Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 12.15.19 – Marathon Recovery Tips

This week started out in the best way possible!  A brand, new shiny PR of 3:40:45!  I would have loved to have crossed the finish line with a brand, new shiny Boston Qualifying time, but I am so incredibly happy with a 14 minute PR. … Read the rest

Marathon Racing Costs & How to Save 70%

One of the statements that I hear from coaching clients regularly is that they are surprised at the cost of destination races and marathon racing costs.  This shouldn’t come as a huge shock, as travel and vacations are generally not considered cheap. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 12.8.19 – The Taper

This week was all marathon taper.  I completely shifted my normal schedule to front load my week so that I had plenty of rest towards the end of the week, which felt like a good choice.  I traveled for work on Wednesday morning after my workout, and did my 6 mile run that afternoon on the treadmill. … Read the rest

Marathon Tapering On Hansons

I am finally in my last week before the marathon, and in full marathon taper mode!  This will be the 8th marathon distance race I’ve run, so tapering is not a new concept.  However, marathon tapering on Hansons is fairly different from any other taper I have done in the past. … Read the rest

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

Do you have a special runner in your life that deserves a thoughtful Christmas gift?  Or maybe you are a runner, and you’d like to give your friends and family some pointers on what you’d like to see under the tree. … Read the rest

Weekly Recap – 12.1.19 – My B+ Mom Week

This week was pretty nice to me for the most part.  I’ve had some on and off sinus issues, which I’m attributing (hopefully) to allergies.  I have a lovely tendency to get sick during my tapers, so I am taking all the elderberry and Zicam I can get my hands on. … Read the rest

Traveling to Races With Kids

The holiday season is definitely upon us, and between visiting friends and family and a winter race, it seems that I’m spending much more time in the car with my kid than any place else.  As thankful as I am that we have the ability to get all of this family travel accomplished, it can still be rather draining. … Read the rest