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 6: 2021 Philadelphia Marathon

When you register for a race, you have certain expectations right away. At least I do. When I registered for the 2021 Philadelphia Marathon, my only real expectation was to get a new personal best marathon time, which was 3:25:51 from 2019. There was just no other way for me to approach this race. And … Continue reading RunPatRun Race Series – Part 6: 2021 Philadelphia Marathon

Getting Race Ready

If you have been reading my previous blog posts or following along, you might know that I have registered for a few races this fall. So, with the calendar now turning over to August, it is time for me to really start to focus on preparation for these races.  I have run a lot of … Continue reading Getting Race Ready

A Return to Racing!

There’s a different feeling at the beginning of a race than before a normal run.  If you’ve ever been at the start of a race, then you might know what I’m talking about.  For me, it’s usually a combination nerves, excitement and focus.  The longer the distance, the more intense these feelings become. I know … Continue reading A Return to Racing!