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

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 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