10 Things to Do the Day Before a Marathon or Half Marathon

10 Things to Do the Day Before a Marathon or Half Marathon

Signing up for a marathon or half marathon is a scary act. Committing to running a distance that may feel nearly impossible from the start involves a lot of dedication and perseverance. And even with the best of training, the day before your marathon or half marathon often involves nerves, anxiety and plenty of unknowns. … Read More

9 Things to Know Before Training for a Marathon

9 Things to Know Before Training for a Marathon

When I first started running, training for a marathon never sounded appealing to me. It had never been one of my bucket list goals, and I’d never felt any desire to know what it felt like to push my body to its physical limits. Even by the time I signed up for my first half … Read More

5 Tips for Surviving the Post-Marathon Blues

5 Tips for Surviving the Post-Marathon Blues

As winter approaches and fall racing season comes to an end, runners everywhere are completing their goal races. After nearly half a year spent training for a big race, the completion of a goal feels nothing short of joyful. Crossing the finish line, whether you met your time goals or not, is an accomplishment worth … Read More

5 Tricks to Prepare for the Mental Battle of a Marathon

5 Tricks to Prepare for the Mental Battle of a Marathon

Marathon training is notorious for its time-consuming long runs and the endless hunger, aches, and preparation that comes with them. While increasing mileage during training is crucial for completing a marathon, it’s really only half the strategy. The other half comes from training your mind for the mental battle that comes during a marathon. Mentally … Read More

How to Progress from a Half Marathon to a Full

How to Progress from a Half Marathon to a Full

Completing a half marathon is no small accomplishment. The chafing, bruised toe nails, early bed times and early mornings are only a small price to pay to accomplish such a feat. Finishing a half marathon calls for celebration. You have just pushed your body to the limits, conquering distances you never thought possible. And even … Read More

10 Ways to Overcome the Wall in a Marathon

10 Ways to Overcome the Wall in a Marathon

Saturdays are always incredibly exciting, but today is a particularly thrilling one. Not only am I in New York City doing your typical touristy things, but today is MARATHON EVE. Tomorrow morning I will wake up at the crack of dawn to run my 5th marathon! There are many thoughts running through my head as … Read More