The hills are alive…just ask my calves, quads and glutes!
Hills played a large part in this week of marathon training. This was in part by design and in part due to my neighborhood geography! Continue reading “Week 3 of Marathon Training: The Hills Are Alive”
The foam roller has been touted by runners as both friend and foe. And they seem harmless enough. Some of them resemble a short, fat swimming pool noodle, while others look a bit more ominous.
But what does it do? When and how should it be used?
Continue reading “The ABC’s of Foam Rolling”
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Week Two of marathon training was much like Week One, with a side of adventure and surprise! Continue reading “Week Two of Marathon Training”
Well, here we go! Who would have believed, when I started running in 2012, that I’d ever want to run a marathon? Certainly not me. Not even after running my first half marathon, which had also seemed out of reach for me.
But this year, for whatever reason possessed me, I decided it was time to make the marathon a goal. I chose the California International Marathon in December for several reasons; not the least of which include the opportunity to train with some awesome running coaches, and with friends who are also running their first marathon.
So here we are, 3 months away, and already through the first official week of training. Here’s how Week 1 went.
Continue reading “Marathon Training: Week One”