2016 Shamrock Shuffle 8k Race Recap

This past Sunday, I joined tens of thousands of other runners and ran the Shamrock Shuffle 8k.     This was my first year running the Shamrock Shuffle and it was WAY bigger than I expected!  There were over 23,000 participants, so it was not quite as small and intimate

The Runner’s Brain + Week 13 Boston Marathon Training

Time for me to nerd out for a sec, guys.   I was listening to an old podcast from the Marathon Training Academy where they interviewed Dr. Jeff Brown, author of The Runner’s Brain.  In the episode, he addresses my old college psychology class days when he speaks about cognitive

Marathon Tapering Tips + Week 12 Boston Marathon Training

With exactly three weeks to go until race day, we have entered one of my least favorite parts about training: the taper.   The point of marathon tapering, or any tapering in general, is to give the body rest and reduce the fatigue of training in order to be at peak