Less than a week left until I get the opportunity to run the historic Boston Marathon. I am really looking forward to taking in the sights of Boston and hopefully achieving my running goals. (more…)
We are in the last days of Boston Marathon preparation! I can’t believe the race is only 20 days away. I have enjoyed the training throughout the whole process. I can definitely tell that I am in the top shape that I have been in my running career. What does Coach Kyle have lined up for me these last days of training? (more…)
Proper refueling and hydration during a marathon can mean the difference between hitting the wall and setting a new personal record. I am shooting for the latter of those two. My coach, Kyle Kranz, recommends a 300 calorie per hour fueling plan. My goal time for Boston is under three hours. So I need to make sure I have 600 to 900 calories on hand to fuel my run. I will also need to consider whether to utilize the water stations along the course or to carry my own hydration source. (more…)
The first month of 2015 is in the books. I logged over 200 miles and started dialing in specific speed and hill training drills to prepare for Boston. The weather and darkness has kept me indoors on the treadmill. In January, I worked hard enough to blow fuses in my basement. Guess I am really giving my Sole F80 a workout! Or I need a new surge protector/supressor.