Rainy Recovery (11/12/17 to 11/18/17 Training Log)

The slow progression towards winter continued this week, with yet more bouts of rain and sub-freezing wind chills. Although exercising in such weather often takes herculean motivation, I take heart when I'm running against strong gusts of wind or soaked to the bone from torrential rainfall, knowing few conditions are more helpful in building the… Continue reading Rainy Recovery (11/12/17 to 11/18/17 Training Log)

Taking a Brrreak (11/5/17 to 11/11/17 Training Log)

With the arrival of consistent sub-freezing temperatures and the first snow flurries of the season, this week posed a particular set of challenges. Despite my zeal for returning to training, the fact that I'm still not a full month out from my last marathon was readily apparent this week as the recurrent tendinitis in my right adductor… Continue reading Taking a Brrreak (11/5/17 to 11/11/17 Training Log)

Spooky&Speedy (10/29/17 to 11/4/17 Training Log)

This week brought a return to a formal training plan, the first sub-freezing temperatures of the season, and a frighteningly fast track workout. I also signed up for the Wisconsin Marathon, slated to be held on May 5th, 2018. That's nearly 27 weeks away, providing ample time to start and maintain a new training regimen. I'll… Continue reading Spooky&Speedy (10/29/17 to 11/4/17 Training Log)

Payback (10/15/17 to 10/28/17 Training Log)

I ran my sixth marathon, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon, on October 15th, finishing in 3:35:22, about twenty-four minutes slower than my PR. Given the enormous trauma endured by the body and sheer volume of running involved in a marathon, it's fairly common to feel jaded by the sport after finishing. I know of… Continue reading Payback (10/15/17 to 10/28/17 Training Log)

My Marathon: Washington, D.C. (#3)

Nothing exposes one's ignorance and blatant disregard for personal health quite like attempting to run a marathon after very little training. The rigor of my coursework this semester in tandem with my aversion to running in cold weather doomed my preparation over the past eight weeks. Achieve a personal record in last weekend's race I did not.… Continue reading My Marathon: Washington, D.C. (#3)