Marathon Monday: Week #2…..The Pain Train

Marathon Monday: Week #2…..The Pain Train

So this second week of training was tough. I hit all my mileage, but it was a struggle. Still, I’m counting it a win for not missing any miles. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say it messed with my head a bit, as it’s only week 2. I have a ridiculously long way […]

Marathon Monday: Week #1 And A Rant

Marathon Monday: Week #1 And A Rant

1 week down, only 17 more weeks to go. I just sort of threw up a little. For real though. 17 weeks sort of seems like FOREVER.  I’ve done this 3 times already, and I get that there are people out there (maybe you’re one of them) who train for marathons all the dang time […]

Marathon Monday: The Weight Loss and Such

Marathon Monday: The Weight Loss and Such

I knew when I registered for this marathon that I had a long road ahead. I knew I had a lot of work to do before I could even officially begin training. It’s not that I had let myself go, but I sorta had in my own way. Compared to my marathon days anyway. I had […]

Quick Strength Session For Busy Runners

Quick Strength Session For Busy Runners

If you’re training requires high weekly mileage, one of the first things to go is usually strength work. Lifting, stretching, high intensity training, yoga. You know the drill. I know for me, when training for marathons, it feels nearly impossible to do anything more than just my scheduled mileage for the day. But, it’s not […]

Here We Go Again: Marathon #4

Here We Go Again: Marathon #4

The marathon is a funny little(ok. not so little) thing. Some people can run them in their sleep. Their bodies respond and are just wired for long distance running and endurance sports. For others however, it requires large amounts of effort and training and mental fortitude to train for and complete a full marathon. I fall […]