TCS New York City Marathon 2016 Race Recap

  On Sunday November 6th, 2016 I ran the TCS New York City Marathon.  It was my 5th marathon for the year and number 11 overall.  It also helped me reach state number 8! Still have a long way to go.  Why did I run it?  Katie suggested we make

2016 Chicago Marathon Race Recap

On Sunday October 9th, 2016 I ran the 39th Chicago Marathon.  It was marathon number 10 for me and my second time running Chicago.  Last year I had such FOMOM (Fear of missing out on marathons…) as a spectator that I decided to run it this year, even though it

Stages of a Tempo Run

The tempo run is a staple of my marathon training program.  Actually, the tempo run can be used when training for a half marathon or 15k too (possibly a 10k but shorter races are done at an anaerobic pace so the benefit of tempo training diminishes).   What is a tempo