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Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Giving Yourself Time to Recover After Long Runs

 I just began running my longest distances ever: distances over 14 miles. By the time I got to this point, I was ready for it. I have been...

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Form

One of the things I feel like I have worked the hardest on this training period is form. When I first started running I was an...

Running Fuels for Marathoners

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Hydration and Fueling

When I started training for this race, I knew that hydration and fueling are important but I had no idea what a glycogen depletion run was...

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Junk Miles

I didn’t have great cross-country coaches either in high school or college. For both, it seemed cross country was an afterthought, so we...

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Speed Workouts

Speed workouts are a lot of fun, but they can seem daunting if you don’t have them already laid out in your running plan or haven’t...

Long runs

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Long Runs

I feel like the different types of workouts are kind of like my kids: I can’t pick a favorite because there is something to like about...

OKC Memorial Marathon

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Race Recap

Well, I did it! I am a marathoner! While I didn’t reach my goal time, I am really happy with my race. Here’s the breakdown. Prep: The...

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Picking a training program

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Picking a Training Program

Picking a training program may be the hardest part about running a long-distance race like a half marathon or full marathon. That’s...

Running Shoes

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Running Shoes

If you’ve run a half marathon before, likely you already know what a difference the right running shoes can make. But if you are coming...

Marathon Taper Week

Half Marathon to Full Marathon: Making the Transition to My First Marathon

What I love about running: Race deadlines keep me motivated. It’s cheap. I don’t need much equipment. You can do it anywhere. It’s...