Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 8

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 8

After a rough “long run” the week before, I was nervous heading into this week. My body seems to be adjusting much more slowly to the increase in mileage than it usually does, and marathon training has felt significantly different this time around. It’s interesting to me how our bodies change throughout life – sometimes … Read More

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

Maintaining consistent running motivation this winter has been a struggle. While there have been a few weeks of consistent training, most of my training so far this season has been a constant battle of whether or not to skip a run. After a bit of deliberation, I decided to switch to the 3 Day Per … Read More

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 6

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 6

After returning from vacation, I felt more motivated than ever to get back in the groove and return to consistent training. I expected this week to be a complete success, but as things got rolling I realized how quickly that running motivation can fade. The first half of this week left me feeling like a … Read More

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 3

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 3

After conquering the Polar Vortex last week, I felt pretty confident heading into this past week of training. After making it through subzero temperatures, wind, ice and snow, I thought this week would feel like a breeze. Ha! As the week began I felt my body starting to ache and slowly progress as if I … Read More

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

I was certainly a bit skeptical about marathon training during the winter when I signed up for the Bayshore Marathon this spring – and as it turns out, my skepticism was well-warranted. This week brought a winter blast to Michigan. The week began with winter storm warnings throughout the state, as many areas were predicted … Read More

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 1

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 1

For the past six years, I’ve completed a marathon each fall and thoroughly enjoyed the process of training through the heat of the summer to race in ideal weather. I love the process of training through challenging conditions to become stronger for race day. Even so, spring marathons always sound less than appealing since planning … Read More