Too Cool Runnings Apr16

Too Cool Runnings

Marathoners, you’re not the special snowflakes once thought. According to a breaking report from NPR, “a record number of Americans are running marathons,” and the “popularity is actually a bit of a pain for the sport.” What isn’t included in the report is whether this “bit of a...

Race day

This is my second Go! St. Louis marathon. If you’re curious what it’s like to be a first-timer, you can read about the agony and the ecstasy of the first year right here. So, the Go! St. Louis marathon came and went, leaving little but dehydration and paralyzing quad soreness in...

Power taper Apr06

Power taper

The St. Louis marathon is Sunday, and I’ve now entered that cruel portion of training known as “the taper.” The taper is the brief window of time—anywhere from one to three weeks—when running slowly grinds to a halt and gives way to a preparatory relaxation regimen. You sleep past 6...