Tag: commitment

What can you do to prepare ahead?

November 17, 2008

Running a marathon is all about preparedness. Practicing by running the miles, but also trying different foods that won’t upset your system and gives you the energy that is needed over time, wearing different shorts and shirts to find the … Continue reading

Utilizing ALL your training components

November 10, 2008

I write about training as if that is all one does: run. But there is much more to training than running. There is a plan for long runs, easy runs, speedwork, and running a shorter event. One can accomplish a … Continue reading

Family support—understanding the commitment.

November 3, 2008

When you run an endurance run like a marathon, it is very nice/helpful to know family and friends are on the sidelines, cheering you on. And hopefully at a couple of different places along the way. You look forward and … Continue reading

Why? The commitment.

August 4, 2008

Which begs the question. Why? Why would anyone want to run 26.2? Training takes time, nearly every day, and for several months. It is physical hard work. And mental hard work. There are internal and external reasons. The point is, … Continue reading