Category Archives: Training

Harvest Moon Triathlon Race Report

In January, around the first of the new year, I sat down with my calendar and started planning out my races for 2016. My first goal was to run a marathon in order to qualify for the Boston marathon in … Continue reading

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Race Report- Steamboat Marathon 2016

My last marathon was a little over 4 years ago when I ran the Vermont City Marathon. It was not that I was burned out or sick of training. Life got too busy for training. For a period of time … Continue reading

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The Training Tightrope: The Fine Line Between Training Hard and Overtraining

Endurance athletes are known for having a tendency to overtrain. It seems that many endurance athletes are on a tightrope, trying to balance between training hard and overtraining. Many athletes, especially at the elite level, have experienced the effects from … Continue reading

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Athletes and Winter Weight Gain

The winter is a time of rest for many athletes before they start ramping up their training for spring races. For many people, including athletes, weight gain might be viewed as an acceptable part of surviving the winter months. The … Continue reading

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Pass the Salt Please!

All athletes have experienced dehydration. ┬áSometimes it is mild and it is easy to recover fluid losses post training session. Some athletes have experienced more severe consequences of dehydration including the need for IV hydration after a race or needing … Continue reading

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The Hawk

The Hawk Today on my run I was struggling. Running has become difficult most days. It is difficult to run well when your mind is racing. Usually my running is an escape from daily life and after a run my … Continue reading

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Two Months to a Sub 3-hour Marathon?

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to run in the Vermont City Marathon as an elite runner. I eagerly accepted the invitation, having run this marathon in beautiful Burlington previously. It helped that I am already scheduled to … Continue reading

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