Last week’s Boston workouts (aka trash your quads week)

IMG_0400Boston’s Heartbreak Hill is legendary. What I didn’t realize until I got there last year is that the relentless, pounding downhills earlier in the race leave you quads exhausted by the time you hit the Newton hills.

Maintaining a smart pace early on even when it’s tempting to use the downhills to pick up the pace is key at Boston.  This year, I resolved to have more left in the tank when I hit the hills.  Last year, my splits went down the drain when I hit mile 20 and never recovered.  Continue reading

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My Running Story

Pitt marathonBefore I start posting about my current training, I wanted to share the story of how I started running and (eventually) became a marathoner.  When I sat down to write this post, it was hard to explain how I came to be so passionate about running in few enough words that would fit in a post anyone would want to read all the way through. 

So, here’s the gist:

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