Training is NOT everything: My favorite racing prep secrets

  When I was training for my first marathon, I was blissfully unaware of the preparations that I should have been making along the way, all the way to race day. I followed my dad’s training calendar that he wrote for me right down to the last mile, but didn’t look much further. I was alone at college, on the…
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20 minutes to taking back your day

Sometimes, I seriously want to slap people that complain about not having time to workout. For real. If you have time to zone out on Facebook and Instagram, you have 20 minutes to get yo’ ass into gear. The amount of time you spend thinking about it, check Facebook, and think about it again, is time that could easily be…
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Race Day: It’s more than just training. My gear picks for …

Training is only half the effort of setting yourself up for a successful race. It is equally important to make sure you are prepared logistically for your race in addition to being physically capable. I found that out the hard way in my first few races, and learned that if I didn’t have the right products and a place to…
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Run to work, or run an ultra: pick your poison, because you …

Ok guys, the Run to Work Backpack. Those of you who know me: are you sick of hearing me rave about this pack? ‘Cause I’m not! 🙂 Either way you want to swing it, this fantastic piece of Lululemon gear is quite possibly my favorite pack on the planet. Let’s face it: most running packs are heavy, generically built, and…
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Oh sh*t guys, I’m running a 100 miler: How to do …

Well, I did it. I finally hit “register” on my first 100 miler. I’ve been talking about this for a while, but always felt like I never had enough time to dedicate to training for a race of this magnitude. The reality of the situation is that I will never have an ideal schedule, I have to make it a…
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