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     First of all, when I’m tapering I have so much pent-up energy.     But on the

Tips for Windy Running

For the last couple of days, Chicago has been pretty windy.   According to the weather reports, winds have been sustained around and gusting up to 40mph. This has created some pretty cool waves along the path….   ….but it’s also been a BEAR to run! This was me this morning

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