Tokyo Marathon Runcation Tips + Ultramarathon Training Week 5

“Runcation tips” are travel tips for when you take a running vacation. A runcation could be for a destination race, a weekend getaway revolved around running, or to one of those running retreats that different companies or elites host for use mere mortals.   I’m currently on a runcation in Tokyo for the Tokyo Marathon.

Running Coach Certification + Ultramarathon Training Week 4

I am THRILLED to announce that I have officially completed my running coach certification class! As part of my 2017 goals, I wanted to complete a running coach certification.  Currently, I coach teachers in my non-profit job; my favorite part is setting goals and creating action plans for how to achieve those goals.  I feel

Back-to-Back Long Runs: Ultramarathon Training Week 3

I’ve finished my third week of ultramarathon training and it was a doozy!  It was my first weekend of double-digit, back-to-back long runs. On Saturday, I logged 20 miles out in Barrington, and on Sunday, I spent 11 muddy miles out at Swallow Cliff.  While there is some debate on their necessity, back-to-back are a