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

Fueling Tips for a Successful Long Run

Fueling Tips for a Successful Long Run

It seems that spring is finally starting to make an appearance – yay! Spring often signals the time for many runners to begin increasing their mileage or signing up for races. The fresh weather and long lost sunshine provide some extra motivation after the dark days of winter. As many runners sign up for races … Read More

So You Want to Run Your First Marathon

So You Want to Run Your First Marathon

When I signed up for my first half marathon 6 years ago (which was also my first race!), I didn’t give it much thought. My family members had decided to run one, and I jumped on the bandwagon without really thinking it through. I definitely questioned my decision many times during training, but as soon … 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 I … Read More

How to Have Your Best Long Run Ever

How to Have Your Best Long Run Ever

As I approach the last 7 weeks of training for the New York City Marathon, my mileage is almost at it’s peak. These past few weeks I have run the typical long run distances – 16, 18 miles – but have yet to reach the 20 miler (that’s next weekend!). The past two long runs … Read More