Cheating on running: How I accidentally nearly ended my marathoning career
I have a confession. I’ve lied to you for the last month. I had an affair. Worse, I hid it from you. I was worried about my credibility and what you would think of me. But, I need to come clean. Here’s what happened.
14 running safety tips grandma wants you to know
Remember Grandma Barbara? If you don’t, I caught you! You skipped last week’s post :). If you do, today’s post is a result of her urgent plea. Do Grandma Barbara (and your loved ones) a favor, and consider these brief tips. They could save your life. Continue Reading →
A plea from a concerned grandmother
A concerned grandmother begged me to do this post just for you. What do grandparents have to do with your running? Quite a bit as it turns out.
1 piece of marathon gear that I can’t live without (Post 9: Essential running gear)
My house is on fire, and it’s the morning of the marathon. Let’s hope this never happens. Let’s also hope that running a marathon isn’t the first thing on my mind! But just go with my silly hypothetical situation for a minute. If I could only grab one piece of marathon gear to use, what would it be?
What is the best running water bottle for marathon training? (Post 8: Essential running gear)
In the last post we discussed that fuel and fluids are essential during training. The experts recommend consuming up to 80 grams of carbohydrates and 24 ounces (710 mL) of fluids per hour while running. So whether you’ve chosen to re-fuel in fluid or non-fluid form, you’re going to need to carry fluids. Does this mean you will need to lug around a jug of water while running a marathon? Not exactly. Then, where in the world are you going to find oodles of fuel and fluids while running 26.2?
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