Leah O – Charles River Marathon BQ/PR

As I mentioned earlier this Summer, I started taking on new coaching clients. This was the first time I’ve ever coached someone who I’d never met before and so far I have three new ladies who you’ll get to know over time. Leah was my first client and her email to me made my eyebrows…

Week 2: Can’t Stop This Sweat

Another extremely hot week this past week and I am officially over the humidity and the summer. It is September and I am gearing up my Fall playlist, sweatshirts, and hot coffee! I still didn’t do any sort of impressive food prep this week because of weekend travel, but I am hoping to jump back…

Week 1: Level Up

I remember distinctly saying last Summer that I was over training all through the heat and that I would only do a late Fall race to avoid it. Well jokes on me because the heat wave has continued and there have been 20 (yes you read that correctly) days over 90 degrees in August. So,…

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, LEGGO!

And about 8 months later, here I am again, starting cycle number 7 of marathon training. That’s right…what started out as a one time bucket list thing, turned into many many marathons. Sorry Mom & Dad for the worst hobby ever. So I’ll go through and tell you where I am at, my plans, and…

Not NOT Marathon Training

I told everyone that I was finally going to take the Fall off from marathons and not train through the Summer. My parents rejoiced, my boyfriend thanked me, and I felt relieved. I mean I’m in my mid 20’s which means a wedding every other weekend, having to do long runs on a random weekday, and…

My Run Squad

So, this year, in addition to swapping coaches to the wonderful Liz Campbell, I started coaching a few people. At first, I started making template plans, “16 weeks to marathon” or “Let’s survive this 5k,” for friends who would ask. Then, I got some more serious runners come to me asking for help with a…

The Post Marathon Blues

You’ve been training for 16-20 weeks for the big day. Each morning is scheduled, each meal and snack planned, clothes put out the night before, weekend plans squeezed in, etc. Then you run for 3+ hours and it’s done. You have to stop moving, let your body recover, and by the time you’ve recovered you…

The Big Show

So I ran the Boston Freaking Marathon yesterday. I’m not normally a race recap person, but I think this one is exceptional…just read this article. It started in athletes village…I made a friend on the bus, per usual. I love moms and found one that looked friendly and she was great. We joked about how…

Week 19: Let’s Just Talk About Food?

Tapering is pretty boring, so I’ll spare you the details of the 45 miles I ran, other than ONE workout. Then, I’ll get to the fun stuff…carbo-loading. If there’s one thing I’ve mastered in the last three years, it’s eating. I’m pretty good about cooking really healthy meals for myself, but I’d be lying if…

TLDR; This ain’t your Grandma’s Marathon

Yeah, yeah, yeah. In case you didn’t know, I’m running the Boston FREAKING marathon! But, ya, you probably already knew that by now. If you’re not a runner, here are some quick stats you need to know about how important Boston is. 30,000 people have the privilege of running this race every year. Only 20,000…