1 Week to Boston!

This post is the eighth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. 

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With a week left to the Boston Marathon, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those who played a part in getting me to this point. I’ve put a lot of hard work in, but it wouldn’t have been enough if so many people hadn’t have stepped up to give me advice, footwear, and support. So often, I see these thanks being expressed after a positive race result, but I’m thankful regardless of what happens on the course next week. Continue reading 1 Week to Boston!

2 Weeks to Boston!

This post is the seventh in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. 

Finally! We’ve made it to taper! All of last week’s semantics aside, I am so relieved to be hitting this phase of training. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. With race anxiety ramping up, so comes the nagging issues that inevitably pop up when cranking out a lot of mileage.
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3 Weeks to Boston!

This post is the sixth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. 

Three. Count them. Three weeks to the Boston Marathon. Now we unofficially start the taper through to the homestretch. I’ll still be shooting for full volume this week, but most of our high intensity workouts are done, stowed away and ready to be unlocked on race day.  Continue reading 3 Weeks to Boston!

Skechers GOrun Strada Review

In the running shoe industry, it’s not very often that you see something completely new. Sure, there have been countless updates and tweaks to different shoes (read: Mizuno Wave Rider) to improve them based on the latest technologies and research, but when was the last time you saw a company from outside of the running industry enter, collect countless amounts of feedback and data points, and then mature its product line to a legitimate power? For most people, that answer is almost certainly “never.” That is what Skechers has done with their Performance Division, and the GOrun Strada is an extension of that maturity.  Continue reading Skechers GOrun Strada Review

5 Weeks to Boston!

This post is the fourth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. 

We have five weeks to go until the Boston Marathon, and I can really feel the energy building up around me as we get closer and closer. I’m making some final plans for the trip, including scoping out the best restaurants and places to check out while we’re there. I grabbed some Sunday (April 19th) night reservations at an Italian place in Boston’s North End, which I hear is very famous for its Italian culture and cuisine. The restaurant is called Panza, and it’s very highly reviewed.  Continue reading 5 Weeks to Boston!

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