Peak Week: Am I Dead Yet?

<Yawn> Sorry about that. I am knee-deep in week 15 of an 18-week training plan and the cumulative fatigue has become an all-encompassing, bone-deep, I can barely move my limbs kind of tired. Week 15 is peak week in my current training plan, which is a cobbled together plan that takes all of the favorite […]

Breaking 4: What’s next on the horizon

After I finished the Pittsburgh Marathon, I was left with a conundrum. I love to run marathons, and when I run them just for fun – with n time goals or other pressure – it seems as though I am lucky enough to be able to run several a year without worrying about injury. I love […]

2017 Pittsburgh Marathon Training: Week One

If there is one thing that you have probably gathered after reading this blog it is that I really enjoy running marathons. I like visiting new areas and checking out new places on foot. And I absolutely love the camaraderie of meeting fellow runners during training and along the course. Last year was a huge […]

2016: The Year In Review

This morning, I listened the latest podcast from Angie and Trevor with the Marathon Training Academy (a great podcast if you’re interested,) in which the husband/wife team recapped their races for 2016 and it inspired me to take a look back at my own running year. Initially, I didn’t really think I accomplished too much […]

2016 Philadelphia Marathon Race Review

Race Date: November 20, 2016 Time: 4:58:03 Weather: COLD and WINDY! Course: Rolling hills Run Again: Definitely Race Recap I went into the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon with some personal drama swirling in my life (my car broke down in Philly rush hour traffic on Friday before the race and a building blizzard was threatening my […]

2016 Buffalo Marathon Race Review

Race Date: May 29, 2016 Location: Buffalo, NY Weather: H.O.T.!! Course: Rolling Hills Run Again? Sure! There is just one word that could be used to describe the 2016 Buffalo Marathon. H.O.T. That race was hot, hot, brutally hot. Which is not something that you would expect in Buffalo, New York at any time of […]

2016 Flying Pig Marathon Race Review

Race Date: 05/01/2016 Time: 4:41:01 Weather: Hot and humid Course: In and around downtown Cincinnati Run Again: Probably not Race Recap: The Flying Pig is one of those races that almost every marathoner hears about at some point along the way. The race has a fantastic reputation for being well-organized and lots of fun, so […]

Publix Georgia Marathon – 2016 Race Review

Date: March 20, 2016 Time: 5:59.15 Weather: Chilly (40s) with gusty wind Course: (They should call it Hill-lanta) Run Again?: Nope Race Recap: Two things to keep in mind when reading this race review. First, this was my second marathon of the weekend, so it goes without saying that I didn’t have the freshest mindset […]