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Long Run Recap + Food Fun

Hello my friends and happy Friday! I’m pumped because this morning I knocked out my weekly marathon training long run. 14 miles, done – and now I can relax all weekend! Lucky for me, my track buddy Diane needed to get her long run in early as well so I had company! We met up early out in Falls Church to do the long run on the W&OD trail. Continue Reading …

Weekend: Matt’s Birthday + Marathon Training 14 Miler

This weekend was all about celebrating Matt’s birthday, which was on Saturday! Per our tradition, when it’s your birthday in our household you get breakfast in bed. :) Matt never wants anything too big first thing so I kept it low key with some festive toast and one of his famous maple cinnamon lattes! Matt requested we start his birthday with a Continue Reading …

How to Fuel for a Marathon or Half Marathon

Hello my friends! Matt and I are in California right now for the wedding of our friends Heather and Mike, and won’t be back until late tonight, so I’ve asked running coach Jason Fitzgerald of the website Strength Running (and co-author of my Nutrition for Runners program) to share a guest post today on how to fuel for a marathon or half marathon. Continue Reading …

LA Marathon or Bust + This Week’s Workouts

Hello from the plane on the way to sunny Los Angeles, where I’ll be running my second full marathon on Sunday morning! I’ll be sharing updates over on my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages, so follow me over there if you’d like to see how I do before I post! The LA Marathon is also offering runner tracking – click here if you’re interested – my Continue Reading …

Gearing up for the LA Marathon + ASICS Giveaway!

Guys, I can’t believe that my second full marathon – the ASICS LA Marathon – is in only a few short days! It seems like just yesterday I was prepping for my first full (the Richmond Marathon last fall). Crazy. I’m not sure it’s really hit me yet that I’m running another marathon this coming weekend – it still seems very abstract and far off. Gah! Continue Reading …

A Blue Skies 14 Miler

Hello, hello! Before I get into the recap of this past weekend’s long run, I wanted to say a quick thank you to all of you to participated in the Winter Shape Up! The 4 week challenge ended on Sunday and my WSU co-host Gina and I have loved seeing all your updates and successes (and helping you with challenges, too!) over the past month. It sounds Continue Reading …

20 Mile Marathon Training Adventure

Hello and good morning! How was your weekend? Any great adventures or long runs to report? I got in my longest training run for LA Marathon training – my 20 miler! I can’t believe the race is in 3 weeks – it’s all downhill from here! Next weekend I’ve got 14 miles, then a short 7 miler, then the race! I had another adventure run of sorts, Continue Reading …

A 16 Mile Running Adventure

Good morning! How were your weekends? Get in any great training runs or fun adventures? On Saturday, my first task of business was a 16 mile LA marathon training run! I’m just under a month out from the race now and feeling pretty good. I can’t believe it’s so soon! It will be nice that hopefully when the race is over, the weather will be Continue Reading …