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What to Eat Before and After a Long Run

Hey friends! I'm back with more sports nutrition info to help out with your marathon training long runs! Last time we talked about how to fuel a long run during the run. Today we'll get into what to eat before and after a long run! Getting energy in during a long run is important to make sure you can cover the distance successfully, but eating the Continue Reading …

How to Fuel a Long Run

As training for spring races is ramping up, I wanted to post today about something that I get a lot of questions about: how to fuel a long run! Whether you're new to distance running or have been running long distances for years, it's important to understand how to keep your body fueled properly so you can go the distance. Read on for some running Continue Reading …

Marine Corps Marathon Training Reflections

Good morning! I wanted to share some reflections on my Marine Corps Marathon training based on questions I’ve gotten from you guys over the past couple months. Can’t believe it’s already been a week since I ran my third full marathon! Just a note that of course what works for me might not be what’s best for you. Listen to your body – and consult Continue Reading …

Marine Corps Marathon 2016 Race Recap

On Sunday, I ran the Marine Corps Marathon – my third full marathon, but my first in nearly 3 years, so it felt kind of like the first time again. Wow – where to even start with this recap?! (Previous marathon recaps: Richmond Marathon in November 2013 and LA Marathon in March 2014.) This was not an easy race (or training season, due to our Continue Reading …

Ready for 26.2!

I can’t believe that in just two short days I’ll be running the Marine Corps Marathon, my third full marathon! On one hand, it seems like I’ve been training FOREVER… but on the other hand it kind of crept up on me. I’m excited but also nervous… it’s been nearly 3 years since I’ve done a full and they are such a different beast from half marathons. Continue Reading …

Last Marathon Training Long Run!

This morning I got in my LAST long run of Marine Corps Marathon training!!! So exciting. The race is in 2 weeks and the weekend before the race I’ll be doing a long hike out in Seattle so I’m counting that as my last long run. ;) I had to get my long run in early once again this week because tomorrow I’m heading off to FNCE, the big annual Continue Reading …

Marine Corps Marathon Training 22 Miler

On Friday, before leaving town for the weekend, I tackled the longest long run on my Marine Corps Marathon training agenda: a 22 miler. When I was training for my first full marathon, the Richmond Marathon back in 2013, I did a similar approach with my two longest runs being a 20 miler and a 22 miler. I know some training plans only call for Continue Reading …

Marine Corps Marathon 20 Mile Training Run

Yesterday morning, I ran 20 miles for the first time in nearly 3 years! Wow. Last time I ran that far was when training for/running the LA Marathon back in March 2014 (before that was the Richmond Marathon, my first full marathon, in November 2013). I’ve been traveling a TON the past couple months, as you guys know, which has been awesome but Continue Reading …