Category Archives: marathon training

How to be Strong

This week, a friend named Wendy invited me to speak with a group of first-time marathoners that she coaches.  I decided that I would talk about what helped me manage running 25km for 17 days in Africa: how I stayed … Continue reading

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I married a marathoner

Editor’s Note: Let me introduce this post.  It’s written by my husband.  If you’ve ever listened to me thank the people that help my running, you know that although he doesn’t call himself a runner, he’s always the first person … Continue reading

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Rest is Training Too

It’s now been 2.5 weeks since the Boston Marathon and I’m struggling with something that many distance runners struggle with: how to get the rest/stress cycle just right. Recovery days are important throughout a training cycle. Says Runner’s World, recovery … Continue reading

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A Love Song for Running

This week, I polled my Facebook folks for blog topic suggestion.  Gina, my longtime friend, Maid of Honor and fellow distance runner’s suggestion was fun: “These are a few of my favorite (running) things.”  So here I present, in no … Continue reading

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Running with a Coach

Like most distance runners, I am at least mildly neurotic about my body.  We have to be, our body is what lets us perform our sport.  For instance, I won’t listen to any of your advice about the health of … Continue reading

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ASICS Speedstars ARE Stars!

I love ASICS.  I love the way their sneakers hug my feet with the just the right amount of hug.  Like a hug from your sister.  Not a hug from your best friend after a one-year separation and not a … Continue reading

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Why I am Eating Butter with Peanut Butter

Special blog, cowritten by Erin Poirier + Janna MacKay My dad isn’t too happy about my plans to run across The Gambia.  “You’re just a little slip of a thing.  It’s too much running!” he says.  Somewhat true. I am … Continue reading

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