PGH Marathon Training Update | 15 Miles vs. 14 Miles

As an RRCA certified run coach, I operate and train my athletes based on the "two mile rule." Especially during long runs, +/- two miles probably won't make a difference during training. Granted, you wouldn't want to get into the habit of shaving off two miles from every long run, BUT - if it's a … Continue reading PGH Marathon Training Update | 15 Miles vs. 14 Miles

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The Ultimate Guide To Turning Every Conversation Ever Into How You’re Training For A Marathon

.Option 1: The Piggy Backer This option is best used to build on someone else's point even when it has nothing to do with running or marathoning. The truth is that your marathon training cycle is probably more important than anything others have to say, anyway. How to use it: Listen to someone else's point … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To Turning Every Conversation Ever Into How You’re Training For A Marathon

#FreeHugs: Review Of The Mizuno Wave Horizon 3

Anyone who follows my running journey knows that I have a lot to say about shoes. Pain in your IT band? Change shoes. Achilles tendon giving you issues? Change shoes. Not meeting your PR goals? Change shoes. You get the point... So, by the time I reached year four in my running journey, I was … Continue reading #FreeHugs: Review Of The Mizuno Wave Horizon 3

PGH Marathon Training Update | Pushing The Limits

I typically don't write stand-alone training updates, but now that I am encountering distances that are new, I have a lot to say. This past Saturday, I set out for 14 miles. This has been my longest run to date. I've run half marathons since 2015, so I forgot the flutters that pop up and … Continue reading PGH Marathon Training Update | Pushing The Limits

Before You Click “Register,” Read This

Those of us who desire to run spring races are very close to making "the decision." Most spring races at least in this part of the country) take place in late April/early May. By now, many of us have done the legwork: We've looked at the course. We've scouted hotels, kids activities, and restaurants. We've … Continue reading Before You Click “Register,” Read This

Derailed And Pissed – Handling Unexpected Changes In Training

We are in the heat of spring race training. Today is the last day of February (THANK GOD...also, Punxsutawney Phil, I want my money back), and most of us start ramping up our mileage in mid-march/early-april. As a mom of three living in Northeast Ohio, I'm no stranger to germs and the frustration that comes … Continue reading Derailed And Pissed – Handling Unexpected Changes In Training

Pittsburgh Marathon Training Update: Into The Great Unknown

Half marathons have defined my training since I began running in 2014. I ran one 5K, hated running, then ran 4 miles on the treadmill - caught the bug, and registered for my first half marathon. Yes...I registered for my first half marathon with one 5k and approximately less than 10 miles under my belt … Continue reading Pittsburgh Marathon Training Update: Into The Great Unknown