The Struggles of Marathon Tapering

Forget the 20-mile long runs, the intense speed workouts, the grueling tempo runs.   Tapering is the hardest part of training.  Here are 7 struggles of marathon tapering.  Trust me, there are more than 7.     First of all, when I’m tapering I have so much pent-up energy.     But

Race Report: The Hennepin Hundred Relay

Tuesday afternoon, me bored at work when suddenly **Ding ding** text message appears! “So a spot opened up on our relay team for this Saturday, any interest?” Running brain immediately says, “Sure sounds fun!”  Send!   Pause 30 seconds while logical-rational brain kicks in… “What’s the distance and where is

Race Report: The Mag Mile Chicago Women’s Half

This weekend was supposed to be a 20 miler for me, but instead I chose to test how my training is going with the Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half.  Given the beautiful weather Chicago has been having in the last week and a half, I thought it would be a