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 [...]

The Ultimate Guide To Turning Every Conversation Ever Into How You’re Training For A Marathon

The Ultimate Guide To Turning Every Conversation Ever Into How You’re Training For A Marathon

.Option 1: The Piggy Backer This option is best used to build on someone else's point even when it has nothing to do with running or marathoning. The truth is that your marathon training cycle is probably more important than anything others have to say, anyway. How to use it: Listen to someone else's point [...]

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. [...]

It’s Official: DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Needs A Spot On Your Spring Race Calendar

It’s Official: DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Needs A Spot On Your Spring Race Calendar

The bad news: Pittsburgh is full of hills as well as bridges that have just enough uphill grade to force you out of breath... The good news: You will likely never find a more family-friendly, supportive race out there. I am a first time marathoner, and I am asked quite a bit why I didn't [...]