Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 3

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 3

After conquering the Polar Vortex last week, I felt pretty confident heading into this past week of training. After making it through subzero temperatures, wind, ice and snow, I thought this week would feel like a breeze. Ha! As the week began I felt my body starting to ache and slowly progress as if I … Read More

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

I was certainly a bit skeptical about marathon training during the winter when I signed up for the Bayshore Marathon this spring – and as it turns out, my skepticism was well-warranted. This week brought a winter blast to Michigan. The week began with winter storm warnings throughout the state, as many areas were predicted … Read More

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 1

Bayshore Marathon Training Recap: Week 1

For the past six years, I’ve completed a marathon each fall and thoroughly enjoyed the process of training through the heat of the summer to race in ideal weather. I love the process of training through challenging conditions to become stronger for race day. Even so, spring marathons always sound less than appealing since planning … 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

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