Marathon Day

Short version: I finished my first marathon in 4:49:20. Long version: I wasn’t quite prepared for the emotional downs and ups that come with running a marathon.  The first half was easy and fun.  I loved taking in the little details – kids handing out jellybeans, funny signs, clever t-shirts.  The crowd support was amazing, […]

Tapering

I ran 13 miles on Saturday, my shortest long run in weeks.  I’m wondering if maybe tapering is one of the hardest parts of marathon training, mentally.  When you’ve worked yourself up to 18 and 20 miles, a 13 leaves you wondering if you’re doing enough, training enough, preparing enough.  It’s hard for me to […]