How Long Should Your Longest Marathon Training Run Be?

How Long Should Your Longest Marathon Training Run Be?

Many runners find themselves feeling a little overwhelmed as they begin marathon training. It’s hard to imagine completing 26.2 miles when your training never takes you to that distance – especially during your long runs. The longest run before a marathon is usually quite a few miles shorter than the actual race distance itself. How … Read More

Can You Run a Marathon Without Training?

Can You Run a Marathon Without Training?

As a distance runner, I have learned time and time again that consistency is key. The best way to set yourself up for success during a half or full marathon is to follow a training plan and complete your long runs. However, even though we all sign up for races with the best of intentions … Read More

3 Marathon Training Plans for Every Runner

3 Marathon Training Plans for Every Runner

Running a marathon is a bucket-list item for many people – even those who don’t yet consider themselves a runner. While this accomplishment is certainly a challenging feat, there’s no reason it has to feel impossible. Finding the right marathon training plan is key for success. A marathon training plan serves as a schedule and … Read More

11 Strategies to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

11 Strategies to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

Running a marathon is a challenging feat, so making the decision to try to improve your marathon finish time takes a great deal of courage. When you train to run a faster marathon, you are choosing to embrace the idea of failure while taking a chance on your dreams. No matter how many attempts it … 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

Marathon Training Recap: Week 12

Marathon Training Recap: Week 12

This past week was a surprisingly successful week of marathon training. The weather had many ups and downs, and within a matter or 24 hours it felt like we went from the peak of summer to the end of fall. I definitely didn’t start this week with a ton of motivation but it turned around … Read More