Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Recap

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Recap

After 20 weeks of training, this past weekend brought the day I’d been waiting for: RACE DAY. This marathon was my 6th marathon, but training was a bit different than the previous 5 because I was training for a specific time goal. After setting a PR in my very first marathon, I hadn’t given much … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 20 + RACE DAY!

Marathon Training Recap: Week 20 + RACE DAY!

When this post goes live, I’ll be standing in the starting corral ready to begin the marathon! It’s crazy how quickly 5 months goes by when you are training for a race. At first glance of a training plan, the final long run distances sound nearly impossible. But I love how everything is broken down … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 19

Marathon Training Recap: Week 19

This past week of training was a weird week. I should have known it would be – no matter how many times I tell myself that my feelings during taper will be different, the anxiety and doubt somehow always manages to resurface. I had a big flare of RA joint pain in my wrists midweek, … Read More

Pre-Race Countdown: What to Do the Week Before a Race

Pre-Race Countdown: What to Do the Week Before a Race

Time always seems to fly by while training for a race. With each workout crossed off on the training plan, race day gets closer and closer. As race day approaches, most runners focus on preparing for race morning and planning logistics for the weekend – but fail to prepare for the week before the race. … Read More

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

Marathon Training Recap: Week 16

Marathon Training Recap: Week 16

I had to keep checking old posts and the calendar this week to figure out what week of training it was. I can’t believe week 16 is complete! Thursday marked just a month until race day, and I couldn’t be any more excited. One of my favorite parts of marathon training is the last month … Read More