Five Mistakes First Time Marathoners Make (Featuring Meb Keflezighi)

Happy Friday! I haven’t been running almost at all lately, as I’m focused on reaching my 20 class goal for the month of October.  (Okay, actually I just reached it this morning, but now I’m focused on surpassing it!) However, I know that a lot of you are in the peak of fall marathon season right now, so I thought I’d pass along a list of five mistakes first time marathoners make, from Olympic silver medalist, 2009 New York City Marathon champion, and 2014 {Read More}

Sponsored: What to Wear to a Mud Run

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Lately, there is a broader trend in fitness toward developing these skills and combining fitness activities with fun social activities – and I love that trend. Since moving into Colorado, I’ve really gotten into hiking, and I love that it’s a workout that doesn’t feel like a workout. Okay, hiking is definitely tough, but there are {Read More}

How to Stay Committed to Your Goals

Last week, I alluded to the fact that I was starting to think about running another marathon. In short, I need to be in Florida for work at the end of January, and I knew that was right around the time of the Miami Marathon. Out of curiosity, I went to check the dates – and saw that while Miami was actually the weekend prior, that weekend was the Melbourne Music Marathon. Florida is already an appealing destination in the {Read More}

How to Choose Your Fall Marathon

My good friend Adam recently chose Detroit Marathon as his big fall race. Unlike me, Adam is pretty serious about training for a fast time, and he usually does one all-out effort per season. I, on the other hand, and more likely to do half a dozen races per season, but just “for fun” and not as races. Let’s face it, running in a marathon is a great excuse to go see a new place :)  I know that most {Read More}

Marathon Motivation Tip: Fake It Till You Make It

Still working on my NYC Marathon race report (part 2 here!), but this week has been a little crazy/abnormal since I’ve been working 12-15 hours a day since Sunday facilitating a week-long training course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Don’t feel too sorry for me, though – although I’m waking up at 5am every day so that I’m able to get materials/logistics set for the participants to start at 8am, other times I get to do fun things like supervise {Read More}

Marathon Motivation Tip: Run It For Someone Else

I’ve often been asked at expos and night-before-the-race speaking engagements for last-minute tips. At those times, your training is done. Sorry for all you procrastinators right now (believe me that I am sorry for I am one of you!), but doing sprints the night before the marathon is not going to fix any lack of training :) One part of training that runners often neglect is brain training – and it’s honestly too late to do much on that now either. {Read More}