The 24 Hours Before My First Marathon

Every spring, I come up with a running goal that I want to achieve in the upcoming year. It’s usually a distance I’ve never done or a race.  This year’s goal: run a marathon.  However, one thing I didn’t realize about marathons is that registrations fill up fast.  In July, I tried to signup for […]

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The Taper Blues

After running progressively longer distances for the past 5 weeks, I began to taper my training 2 weeks prior to my first marathon. Most people taper for 3 weeks but I only had 7 weeks to train. After running 24, 27, 29, 34 and 36 miles per week, I started to taper my training down to 18 miles during […]

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Speed Workout – Ladders

I woke up early and did another speed workout at the track this morning. Instead of doing the usual mile repeats, I decided to try something new. The person who introduced me to speed workouts mentioned a type of interval training called ladders. Ladder intervals are similar to mile repeats but, instead of running mile […]

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