Marathon Training Week 18 + Detroit Half Marathon Recap

Marathon Training Week 18 + Detroit Half Marathon Recap

This week was an exciting week of marathon training because it included a race! In 2015 I ran the Detroit Marathon and this year was lucky enough to return for the International Detroit Half Marathon! I fell in love with this race when I ran the full a few years ago. The course was awesome, … Read More

20 Signs You Might Be a Runner…

20 Signs You Might Be a Runner…

One of my favorite parts about the running community is that we all share so many things in common even though most of us have never met. We all have similar quirks, habits, and jokes that the non-runners in our lives likely find annoying or inconvenient (although they might not admit it;). Related: 26.2 Weird Things … Read More

Taper Before a Race: Everything You Need to Know

Taper Before a Race: Everything You Need to Know

The last few weeks leading up to a race bring a mix of so many emotions. Runners experience everything from excitement, to nerves, anxiety, giddiness and so much more. All of these emotions combined with less mileage means runners have even more time to sit and obsess about the race. As race day approaches, it’s … Read More

Fartlek Training: Speed Workout Ideas for Runners

Fartlek Training: Speed Workout Ideas for Runners

The term fartlek is definitely a strange one. It sounds more like a noise you’d make when you sneeze than a  running workout. But despite its silly name, fartlek training is a type of running that many runners have found helpful when increasing their speed. Despite the benefits, though, some runners neglect to incorporate these … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 17

Marathon Training Recap: Week 17

This past week of marathon training was peak week! It brought the longest weekend run and the last high mileage week before taper begins. While this upcoming week won’t bring any drastic cuts in mileage, things will start to get easier and easier from here until race day. I was a little nervous having only … Read More

10 Epic 30 Day Running Challenge Ideas

10 Epic 30 Day Running Challenge Ideas

As fall races start to wrap up and the weather begins to change, runners all over a finding themselves near the end of their training plans. While crossing off that last workout is incredibly satisfying, the weeks that follow a race often leave runners feeling a bit lost. Having no plan to follow can make … Read More