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Injury Makes for Unconventional Marathon Training

When I didn't qualify for Boston at my last marathon at the end of May I wanted to capitalize on my fitness and find another Boston qualifying marathon not too far out so I wouldn't have to start from scratch.  After taking two full weeks off due to being sick and recovering, I dove headfirst [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 June 26th, 2014|My Training Journey|0 Comments

Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated

The rule of thumb for runs over an hour is 4 to 6 ounces every  20 minutes of exercise.  If running longer than 90 minutes, you should also include a sport drink like Gatorade to replenish sodium and electrolytes.  For people who have sensitive stomachs it helps to drink smaller quantities more frequently - like [...]

By | 2016-04-27T20:39:39+00:00 June 18th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

Easy 10 Week Beginner Relay Training

So you were talked into joining your first 24-hour relay with a bunch of running friends.  "Come on, it'll be fun", they say!  If your idea of fun is sitting in a van with a bunch of stinky runners, running your second leg in the dark and your last leg totally sleep deprived, then you're [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Training Plans|0 Comments

The Next Attempt to BQ

After my failed Boston qualifying attempt last weekend I decided to run the Eugene Marathon in Oregon on July 27th. This gives me eight more weeks of training through the hottest period in Lake Havasu City, AZ. It never cools below 90° which means it’s warm even when starting at 5am. My hope is that [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 June 1st, 2014|My Training Journey|0 Comments

Mountains 2 Beach Race Review

Mountains 2 Beach Marathon; 700 feet of net downhill over 18 miles – not too steep but just enough to let gravity help; starting in the quaint town of Ojai, California and ending on the beautiful beaches Ventura, CA. What I love most about this race is the fact it’s not a big, giant commercial [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Race Recaps|0 Comments