Pin It Party: It’s All About Running

Marathon Recovery

It’s that time again! Another Pin It Party is coming at you! Lindsay, over at the Lean Green Bean, I, and a lot of other bloggers will be sharing some of our favorite pinnable posts from the last few months! Make sure to check out Lindsay’s post, where you will also find a list of […]

Ask the Coach: 6 Tips for Marathon Recovery

Marathon Recovery

Fact: Marathons are hard on the body. No matter your pace, you have been pounding for 26.2 miles, not to mention the months of hard training involved in preparation for the marathon. Your body needs a rest. Here are some tips to maximize marathon recovery. Maximize your marathon recovery with these 6 tips! #Fitfluential #FuelYourBetterClick […]

We Came, We Ran, We Rocked

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Well, kind of. The full recap of Rock and Roll San Diego will be coming, but let me just say: Expect a lot of couple selfies. Because that’s what we did best. We had fun, we took pictures, we struggled, we did a lot of walking. Basically what two, ahem, older people will do when […]

It’s Time to Rock and Roll!

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Are We Ready to Rock and Roll? I say this way too often, but damn! Time flies. When I first decided, back in January, to sign up to run my first marathon in over eight years, this date seemed so far away. Yet now, in two more days, I’ll be standing at the start line […]

The Art (and some Science) of the Marathon Taper

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Marathon training is hard. Very hard. You are pushing your body to its limits, running mileage that makes your friends’ jaws drop, training intensively for months, working toward the goal of finishing that 26.2 miles with pride.  Whether you’re an elite athlete trying to win, an age group champion trying to set a new personal […]

Best Words Ever: It’s Taper Time!

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Let me repeat that. Best words ever: It’s taper time! It is two weeks until Rock and Roll San Diego, and I have completed the hardest part of my training. Alan and I ran our last long run on Sunday, 20 miles (my second 20-miler in two weeks). Now, we will gradually taper down first […]