Columbus Marathon Training: Week 8 – Half Way to Taper

I’m rejoicing that I’m half way to taper to distract myself from the fact that I’m entering the hardest part of training.  I had my longest long run so far this past weekend. I’m doing more longer-runs in this training cycle. That seems to get a lot of criticism and “you should’t do that” comments… More Columbus Marathon Training: Week 8 – Half Way to Taper

Columbus Marathon Training – Week Seven: Getting in the Thick of It

Ooooh man, it’s really starting to feel like marathon training now. Between the mileage, starting speed work this week, longer long runs, etc., the fatigue is beginning to set in. On top of that it’s really the peak of the summer so just like everywhere else it. is. HOT. Trying to stay hydrated in the intense humidity has… More Columbus Marathon Training – Week Seven: Getting in the Thick of It

Columbus Marathon Training – Week Five: Family Reunion Weekend

Week five seems like a distant memory by now. It was another hot week, but my body seems to be adapting well. This was my first week with some faster paced runs (basically easy pace minus 30 seconds) and I was really happy with how the week went. I kicked it off with my minus… More Columbus Marathon Training – Week Five: Family Reunion Weekend