Friday Five is back today with the five basic parts to a marathon training plan! There are tons of great plans available online or maybe you're thinking about using a running coach (me! me! me! ha!) but if you are designing your plan yourself, there are 5 basic things that you should include. Cornerstone Long Run Easy miles Speed Tempo Rest/Cross training Let's break it Continue Reading
Guest Post: An Injury-Prone Runner’s Path to a Strong Marathon
We runners face a multitude of challenges along each of our running journeys- some nutritional, some physical, some mental. Each challenge can be incredibly frustrating- I know. My running club friend Betsy considers herself to be “injury-prone” and has had her own set of challenges, but she recently set a HUGE PR at the Twin Cities Marathon in 2015. She graciously offered to share her running Continue Reading
Where to Run in the Cayman Islands
My friend Phil, who lives in the Cayman Islands, has written the following post, providing you with all you need to know about running in the Cayman Islands. Please enjoy and reference this on your next vacation to these beautiful islands! Whilst Grand Cayman is 26 miles long by some 7-8 miles wide, and tourists visit most parts of the island, this guide assumes that you are staying on the Continue Reading
Inspirational Athletes: An Inverview with Eric Stevenson
I have an interview for you guys today with an awesome local athlete named Eric Stevenson! Eric Stevenson is one of the coaches at the Calhoun Beach Running Club- he's a really nice guy and a really accomplished runner! Like me, Eric is on a quest to run a marathon in every state. Read on to learn more about this awesome guy! Basic Running Stats: Marathon PR: 2:46:45 Half-marathon PR: Continue Reading
Fit Tip Friday: Race Day Gear!
Last night's webinar with Nathan of Minneapolis Running (and me) was all about Race Day Gear. If you're training for the Twin Cities Marathon (or any fall marathon), I think these tips will be helpful as you start to finalize your gear for the big day. I'll share the video of our webinar soon, but I thought I could recap here for Fit Tip Friday just a few of the things that we talked about. Continue Reading
Fit Tip Friday: Are You Ready to Train for a Marathon?
Last Friday's Fit Tip was How to Pick Your First (Or Next) Marathon, but how do you know when/if you're even ready to train for a marathon? Notice that I didn't write are you ready to "do" a marathon, but rather whether you are ready to "train for a marathon." This is because the hardest part of a marathon is the training and that statement is coming from a girl who really loves the Continue Reading
Fit Tip Friday: Managing Race Morning
Today’s Fit Tip Friday is all about managing race morning (and a little about managing the evening before race day) Race morning at Flying Pig...Be sure to get a picture or two, even with a random stranger! Most likely on race morning, your stomach will be full of nerves. The big day is finally here! I have completed 16 marathons, but I still get nervous on race day. Yes, Continue Reading