After Boston in April, I went back to the drawing boards to decide what the next challenge would be. To be honest, it’s hard to think of anything that could be nearly as epic as my experience in THE Boston Marathon, so I decided to return to Houston where I ran my first marathon and see how well I could improve my PR. To do this, I knew that I would need a solid base of fitness – something I haven’t really managed to develop in the previous two years. Continue reading Broken
With six months to go until my 3rd marathon at the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon, I thought it would be fun to look back at the last time I was six months away from running Houston. It was July 2013, and I was a much different runner.
Last October, I wrote a post entitled “Surviving the Wastelands” that touched on the difficulty that I had transitioning between being a weight-loss jogger to a marathoner. This year, I’m facing a new kind of wasteland that my coach, Steve Sisson, has entitled “The Suck.” Continue reading June 2015 Training Update – The Suck
It’s been really hard for me to write this post, because I honestly haven’t known quite how I feel about my experience yet. Let’s just start with the facts: Continue reading Boston Marathon Recap
This post is the eighth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.
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!
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.
Continue reading 2 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!