Post PGH Marathon Update | The Strength Returns

Post PGH Marathon Update | The Strength Returns

If you haven't read my recap of the race, make sure you read that first! It's been nearly two weeks since my very first marathon - the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. I feel like these first few weeks post-race should be more of a rollercoaster, but they're really not. In fact, they're kind of [...]

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 Update |About that hay that should be in the barn…

PGH Marathon Update |About that hay that should be in the barn…

On yesterday's Instagram post, you probably imagined a burnt-out Courtney. I'm not talking about well-done...I mean...at this point, I am extra crispy and someone forgot me in the oven. Screw it. Ya girl is CHARRED. The marathon is May 5, and I am starting to get cold feet. I'm nervous. I'm afraid. I'm currently battling [...]

PGH Marathon Training Update | 5 Recovery Must-haves

PGH Marathon Training Update | 5 Recovery Must-haves

As many know, I am now in the peak weeks of training for my first full marathon - the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5, 2019. This week, my long run is 18 miles. Next week...it's the dreaded (but necessary) 20 miler. Throughout training, I have made a few mistakes (okay, maybe more [...]

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 [...]