RECAP: The Life Changing 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

RECAP: The Life Changing 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

Before we get started, I want to sincerely thank the staff and volunteers for the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Serving as an official blogger has been one of the best experiences I've had. From the community to the referral rewards, the blogger program is top-notch. Special thanks to Event Directors Patrice Matamoros & Troy [...]

PGH Marathon Training Update | 15 Miles vs. 14 Miles

PGH Marathon Training Update | 15 Miles vs. 14 Miles

As an RRCA certified run coach, I operate and train my athletes based on the "two mile rule." Especially during long runs, +/- two miles probably won't make a difference during training. Granted, you wouldn't want to get into the habit of shaving off two miles from every long run, BUT - if it's a [...]

Pittsburgh Marathon Training Update: Into The Great Unknown

Pittsburgh Marathon Training Update: Into The Great Unknown

Half marathons have defined my training since I began running in 2014. I ran one 5K, hated running, then ran 4 miles on the treadmill - caught the bug, and registered for my first half marathon. Yes...I registered for my first half marathon with one 5k and approximately less than 10 miles under my belt [...]

PGH Marathon Training Update | The Revelation: Running Is Legit The Only Thing I Haven’t Quit Since 2014

PGH Marathon Training Update | The Revelation: Running Is Legit The Only Thing I Haven’t Quit Since 2014

"I think [your best friend] would agree with me. You've quit a lot of things." The words of my husband. I remember when he said this. We were sitting at the dining room table among a landmine of crumbs that the baby left scattered along the floor and the top of the dining room table. [...]