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

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 Train for a Marathon and Still Have a Life

How to Train for a Marathon and Still Have a Life

When most runners think about marathon training, the first thing that comes to mind is time consuming long runs and training throughout the week. Marathon training is notorious for its massive time commitment, leaving runners to joke that there is no way to have a life while training for a marathon. As I prepared to … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

When recapping this week, I actually had to look to see what week it was of marathon training. And then after I looked, I still wrote that it was week 6. I’d say that about sums up how marathon training is going so far – it’s going by fast! This week involved a lot of stress … Read More