In a recent run with one of my friends, the topic of running slower than your expected race pace came up. Mostly because he was concerned he was "slowing me down" by running with me, as he hadn't been running as much lately. Well, I told him that I need to be running 1-2 minutes … Continue reading Run Slow to Run Fast
I recently viewed a post from someone on social media that highlighted how much that individual had improved in their running, from a ‘slow’ 7:15/mile pace a few years prior, to where that person was at that particular moment, at about a minute faster per mile pace. That same person highlighted how discouraged they were … Continue reading Running With Social Media
I did a track workout a couple weeks ago, and it brought back memories of racing in grade school and high school. The difference, as I can recall, is this time I had to maintain very specific paces. I don’t really recall being coached to run a specific pace in my younger years of running. … Continue reading Track Running
I am currently in the middle of week 5 of marathon training, and so far, it feels easy. Maybe a bit too easy. For some reason I think I thought that in order to prepare for the daunting task of running 26.2 miles, I would have to have an extremely challenging plan. So I started … Continue reading Marathon Training, Here We Come!
I'm in week 11 of 14 on my half marathon training plan and this training cycle has been like no other. For one, I'm training with a running group that has an actual coach who gives us advice on how to improve and has actual speed work plans for us each week. We also have … Continue reading My Latest Race
I have been taking some time to work on my half marathon training plan the past couple of weeks, and I think I've decided what I'm going to do. I came to my decision in a rather unexpected way. Towards the end of December one of my running friends asked if I was going to … Continue reading Training Plans and Running Clubs
I had a bucket list wish to complete a marathon in my lifetime-specifically by the time I am 40. So a couple weeks ago I registered for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. I'm feeling very excited. I'm also feeling scared...well, terrified is probably the better word. How in the world am I going … Continue reading Becoming a Marathoner in 2019