The 16 Best Fall Marathons in the U.S.

The 16 Best Fall Marathons in the U.S.

As a distance runner, there is something particularly enticing about a fall marathon. Between the weather, timing of training and abundance of race choices, fall seems like the perfect time to run a marathon. Starting to train in the heat of the summer and continuing as the temperatures gradually cool is a great way to … Read More

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

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

8 Fall Running Tips to Bring Training to the Next Level

8 Fall Running Tips to Bring Training to the Next Level

Cooler temperatures, cloudy skies, beautiful scenery and low humidity are some conditions that runners often dream about. After battling high temperatures and humidity throughout the summer, it begins to feel like we will never experience any relief. But then the first cooler run occurs, leaving runners filled with optimism and excitement. A new season is … Read More

Rock n Roll Half Marathon + Marathon Training Recap: Week 5

Rock n Roll Half Marathon + Marathon Training Recap: Week 5

Heading in to this week, I was a little nervous about how my motivation would hold out. This past week was spent up in northern Michigan with my husband and parents for a week of vacation. I was eager to get away this week after many days spent house hunting, and originally anticipated that my … Read More