Sub-3:20 or Bust??

As I said in my post, Next Up: Copenhagen Marathon (Again), the overwhelming feeling that I had in the first 7 weeks of training for the Copenhagen Marathon was one of excitement. I was enjoying the whole process - the training as well as some of the things surrounding my training like strength and conditioning, stretching, … Continue reading Sub-3:20 or Bust??

Chasing Boston

The Boston Marathon.  Just the name alone can inspire many runners and non-runners alike. The iconic medal. Heartbreak Hill. The Citgo sign. The turn onto Boylston Street. Growing up, I can honestly say the Boston Marathon was never something that drew my attention.  And even when I was at the very beginning of my running … Continue reading Chasing Boston

Next Up: Copenhagen Marathon (Again)

Going into every marathon training plan, there can be a wide range of feelings. Nerves. Anxiety. Expectation. Confidence. Belief. Excitement. All of these can come from past experiences you've had, whether in training or in races. They can also be from what your actual training plan looks like and if it is different or more … Continue reading Next Up: Copenhagen Marathon (Again)

Goals Not Resolutions

With a new year underway, it's time to start working towards new goals. Or continue in pursuit of old ones. Every year, I have goals that I write down and clearly define so that I can track my progress towards achieving them throughout the year. I like to call them goals, not resolutions. The reason … Continue reading Goals Not Resolutions

2022 in Review

At the beginning of each year, I set myself new running goals. I like my goals to be tangible and realistic, but also challenging and beneficial to my long-term running. I have found that setting goals in this way keeps me motivated throughout the year and allows me to easily track how I've done in … Continue reading 2022 in Review

Ready to Run Marathon #10

Some training cycles are really difficult from a mental or physical standpoint. Some are even difficult from both the mental and physical standpoints. If you are a regular reader, you might recall that my training for the Copenhagen marathon in May was a cycle that was challenging in both a mental and physical way. (For … Continue reading Ready to Run Marathon #10

RunPatRun Race Series – Part 10: 2019 Munich Marathon

In 2006, I went to Germany on vacation to watch the World Cup with a couple of friends. The main purpose of the trip was to enjoy the World Cup with my friends in the country that I was born in. And that's exactly what we did. During the trip, we spent some time in … Continue reading RunPatRun Race Series – Part 10: 2019 Munich Marathon

For Streak’s Sake: 1,700 Days and Counting

A few months ago when I reached 1,600 days in my running streak, I made a blog post (click here for a refresher), where I listed a few of the negatives of streaking that myself and other streakers had experienced. It was meant to be a way to share some experiences and show that, just … Continue reading For Streak’s Sake: 1,700 Days and Counting