The World Marathon Majors! There are six different marathons that are part of the "World Marathon Majors." This is a series of the six largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Chicago, New York City, Berlin, London, Tokyo, and Boston. These races are part of a professional athlete series, but what you and I are probably more interested in is the "everyday champion" aspect of the Continue Reading
How To Talk to Runners: Advice From A Non-Runner.
(This is a guest post from a friend of mine who would like to remain anonymous. The opinions expressed in this post do not reflect the opinions of the Right Fits...enjoy!) Let’s be out with it; talking with runners can be difficult. At one point, everyone’s had it happen to them. You have a friend that’s a runner. Then you have another friend that’s a runner. You naively think to yourself “I bet Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Recaps: The 121st Boston Marathon.
This past Monday, I ran the 121st Boston Marathon. This was my 26th marathon, 5 out of 6 of the World Majors, and state #17 on my 50-state goal. It's taken me a bit longer than usual to write this recap. I think it's because it's really hard for me to separate my personal performance from the race as a whole. I worked hard to get to Boston. It took a lot of sweat and tears to Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Ready to Run!
Hello from Boston! As you might know, (hehe) I am here to run the 121st Boston Marathon tomorrow. The energy here is incredible; I have run plenty of big marathons, but this one is different. The town is crawling with fit runners! I mean, really, really fit people. It's kind of intimidating! I'm talking about the 'every day' athlete here but additionally this town is crawling with elite Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Ready for the Boston Marathon 2017
The Boston Marathon is almost here! Marathon Monday. Patriot's Day. April 17, 2017. Boston will be my 26th marathon and 17th U.S. state on my quest to run a marathon in every state. It will also be my second-to-last marathon of the six World Majors (Chicago, Berlin, Tokyo, London, Boston, and New York City.) It is also a victory lap of sorts after finally qualifying (and qualifying by Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 1 Week to Go!
Only one week until the Boston Marathon 2017! Okay, eight days to be exact. It's actually an appropriate time to start stalking the weather forecast. So far, it looks pretty good (high in the mid-50's.) Fingers crossed that it stays that way. The taper is always a challenge for me- I start to feel lazy and slow. I have to remind myself to trust the process. Trust the training. This is my Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: THREE Weeks Until the Boston Marathon!
Guess what arrived this week? My Boston Marathon "runner's passport." Sh*t's getting real. Only three weeks until the race; I'm definitely getting excited. Here's how training went this past week: Monday: 8 mile recovery run at a 9:09 min/mile average pace. Tuesday: Long morning tempo. 2 mile warm-up, 6 miles at a 7:30 pace, 2 mile cool-down. Oh my gosh, it was SO windy. This Continue Reading