It’s hard to be disappointed in a race performance when you don’t set a time goal. So, as I made my way up and down the hills of Atlanta during the Publix Atlanta Marathon on March 1, I was never miserable. … More America’s Marathon Weekend Part 2: My mindset made all the difference at the Publix Atlanta Marathon
The first month of 2020 is behind us! I did see a lot online about January dragging on, and it did feel like kind of a slow month. February already seems to be moving faster, and I’m getting closer to my March 1 marathon in Atlanta. In January… I ran 120.27 miles. I’m happy with … More January wrap-up: Kicking off the year with a busy month
I know I just wrote a Runner Reads post, but here’s another one for you! There are only so many hours left in 2019, and I have some end-of-year/new year-related posts to write. Next up after “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” by Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek, was “26 Marathons: What … More Runner Reads: “26 Marathons” by Meb Keflezighi with Scott Douglas
I accomplished the second of my five 2019 goals in October — I ran a race on my birthday. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet that one last year because two races were canceled on my birthday. So, even though the Marine Corps Marathon four days ago was my slowest marathon, I was able to accomplish one … More My October Running: Lots of miles and a birthday marathon
One of the signs set up along the Marine Corps Marathon course read something like, “Yesterday’s weather was perfect,” with a frowny face. I faced the same terrible weather conditions as every other runner at the Marine Corps Marathon, but I finished. I had various issues starting early on in the race, which I ran … More Mission Accomplished: I ran the Marine Corps Marathon on my birthday
On Saturday morning, I left my house, and after running for six minutes, I was at the start line of the Salisbury Marathon. I’ve run to a race before, but I’ve traveled at least an hour for my previous marathons, so this was certainly a change. The race didn’t quite go past my house, but … More Salisbury Marathon: A flat marathon for No. 10, and my first as coach!
I just finished my last run before the Salisbury Marathon, which is coming up Saturday. I’m a Road Runners Club of America certified coach, and I wrote my own training plan for this race, which I shared with the public (see it here). I also wrote beginner training plans for the half marathon and marathon, … More Salisbury Marathon: 493.54 miles down, 26.2 to go
I started in the snow by a welcome sign in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. More than four hours later, I would reach Mile 0 of the NCR Trail in the community of Ashland, near Hunt Valley, Maryland. I’ve been wanting to run the Northern Central Railroad Trail in full — about 20 miles — for a … More I ran the entire NCR Trail!
I’ve been running A LOT. I know this is relative from runner to runner. But during my Salisbury Marathon training, I’ve been running many more miles than I usually do. Since I also run a lot of miles at a relatively easy-for-me pace, I’ve been spending a lot of time on the roads and trails. … More February: Shortest month of the year, highest monthly mileage ever logged!
Even though we’re already more than a third through February, I’m going to continue my monthly wrap-up posts. Here are some things to know about my January running. I ran 131.67 miles. That’s a pretty high-mileage month for me, so I figured it may be my highest January mileage ever logged. I looked back through the logs I’ve kept since 2011 on Excel … More I started out 2019 with my highest-mileage January ever