Marathon Training and My Theory about Tapering

Shelley's DiaryWell, all of the long runs of my marathon training are done. The hay is in the barn, as my coach said. (apparently that’s the thing to say after marathon training is complete!) I did my first official 20 mile race last weekend.

And I think I’ve discovered why there is a taper between long runs and the marathon

My theory is that it’s kind of like childbirth. Continue reading “Marathon Training and My Theory about Tapering”

The Great American Smokeout: “Training Day” for Quitting Smoking

Great American Smokeout - Training DayMark Twain famously said, “Giving up smoking is easy. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”

As a former smoker, I can relate. I don’t remember how many times I quit. But I would never consider those times “failures”. They were learning opportunities.

“Training,” if you will, for the day it would finally stick.

Continue reading “The Great American Smokeout: “Training Day” for Quitting Smoking”

More Adventures in Marathon Training

Shelley's DiaryKeeping the long runs interesting in one’s hometown can be challenging. Especially when you live in a “big little city” where the long run takes you from one end of town to the other.

And I learned a lesson this past weekend. Continue reading “More Adventures in Marathon Training”