The First Run Back

The two weeks after my marathon were filled with a wedding in Florida, two work trips, a week long cold and possibly the longest few days at work in my career. Needless to say I haven’t been hitting the gym. Honestly, mentally and physically I just needed a break. Yesterday I hit the treadmill for … More The First Run Back

An Honest First Marathon Review – Tears, Jeers, Fears and the Random Man Who Helped Me Finish

The first thing I want to say for anyone considering or training for a marathon, is you need to take everyone else’s advice with a grain of salt, especially the week before. Everyone has had different experiences, different training and different successes. Don’t let too much advice get to your head. Some people will tell … More An Honest First Marathon Review – Tears, Jeers, Fears and the Random Man Who Helped Me Finish

Tackling Taper

In all of the training, the long runs, the speed training, the early morning runs after late nights, the scariest part has been the taper. Leading up to the race TOMORROW, only running 3 or 4 miles has been a mental trip. Am I really going to bready to run 26.2 miles having run so little … More Tackling Taper