Marathon training cycles are always full of milestone potential. During Week 9 I hit the highest mileage I ever have and this is how it felt.
Learning to tell the difference between your body adapting to improved fitness and a backslide in progress can be hard. Here’s my experience during Week 8.
Every marathon cycle has benchmark runs to see how you are progressing. Here’s what mine looked like in Week 7 and what led up to it in Week 6.
Sometimes we learn from others’ mistakes and sometimes we only learn lessons the hard way: by making them ourselves. Welcome to my Week 5.
Week 3 of marathon training had me obsessing over paces, which only made training that much harder. Here’s what I’ve learned about why comparing paces is an emotional landmine.
Week 2 of marathon training brought emotional challenges in the wake of overturning Roe v. Wade. Here’s how I used that to fuel my runs.
Week 1 of a marathon training cycle can be intimidating whether you’ve run one before or not. Here’s how I handled all the thoughts & miles.
Before any marathon training cycle, you need to do base building. Here’s what that looks like for me and why it matters so much on race day.
Wonder what it’s like to train for the Chicago marathon? Well, let me spell it out for you. Here’s what you can expect in the next 16 weeks.
A two-time heart attack survivor and 7x half marathoner, I will run my first full marathon (26.2 miles) in November. Read my story of why it needed to happen THIS year in particular and how you can help.