I was running around mile 16 of the 2018 New Jersey Marathon when I pulled over to the side of the road, slowed to a walk, and started unpinning my race bib. I didn’t want to be running this race anymore; I wanted nothing to do with it. I had been gunning for a sub
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It’s hard to compare a race where I felt literally invincible for 90% of the time (San Francisco) to this one, but I’m grateful for the experience because not only did it give me a much-needed break from finals, it also gave me the opportunity to test the waters in a situation where I’d usually play it safe.
How Desiree Linden’s historic Boston Marathon win inspired me to remember the reasons behind my love for the sport.
As most of you know, I’ve been training for the Boston Marathon coming up on April 16. It’s the first time I’ve taken my marathon training seriously in a long time, and it’s been quite a haul. Luckily, I have been working with a great coach, Christopher Baker. Even though I’m a run coach and
They say you shouldn’t look back — that what’s in the past should stay in the past; it’s there for a reason. Yet while it can be counterproductive to revisit the past in many contexts, it can also be a helpful exercise in growing and moving forward. 2017 was an interesting year, to say the
While the 5k just might be my least favorite race, it’s also a distance that tests and challenges me. It scares me.
Here’s why you might feel sad or upset after finishing a big race — and how you can feel better.
Sometimes fans think they’re being helpful, but their “motivating” cheers or race signs are actually mentally draining and deflating for runners. To help fans be the best support crew they can be, I polled my runner friends to see what they most enjoy hearing or seeing during a race.
Here’s how my experience at the 2017 Chicago Marathon went down.
Welcome to The Runner Diaries, where we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look into a week of training with runners of varying ages, paces and GPS coordinates. Get The Runner Diaries delivered to your inbox, here. This week, we have 33-year-old Elizabeth Carey, a public relations guru and runner who just recently relocated to Seattle, Washington. The former Division I