#AskCoachCourtney: Do I have to run a 20 miler when I train for a marathon?

Welcome to #AskCoachCourtney! Each week or two, I take questions from my loyal readers and followers. I had a few submissions this week, and this one stood out to me because it's often debated: Is a 20 mile run a standard necessity during marathon training? The short answer: No. There are a lot of coaches [...]

Dear Girl-In-The-Peloton-Bike-Ad: You’re My People

Dear Girl-In-The-Peloton-Bike-Ad: You’re My People

I've seen and heard a lot of commentary on the new Peloton commercial. I'm sure, by now, you know the one: A thin, attractive woman receives a Peloton bike from her husband. She documents her use of it. After one year, she shows her husband her documentation and says she "didn't know how much it [...]

Cross Training, Momming, and A Day In The Life – Runner Edition

Cross Training, Momming, and A Day In The Life – Runner Edition

I've gotten a lot of comments and messages in the past few months about my running schedule. Spoiler alert: It isn't perfect! I do try to stick to a schedule, though. My schedule changes throughout the year depending on what I am training for. Half marathons obviously merit longer runs than 10ks, etc. I also [...]