What Are You Training For?

What Are You Training For?

Without mesocycles and training blocks to number our weeks and measure progress, it can be hard to stay focused, or even motivated to train. ‘What am I training for’? may even become a question we ask ourselves when there seems to be little point in getting out the door. There’s another way to look at this gap in the race schedule, though: instead of training for an uncertain finish line, we can train for the next starting line.
Celebrating Boston - No Matter Where You Are

Celebrating Boston - No Matter Where You Are

We’re a little heartbroken not to be running Heartbreak Hill on Monday, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the Boston Marathon. Whether you’re running your own solo race or just putting your feet up, we have some suggestions on how to get your Boston fix this weekend. 
Boston Marathon Course Strategy

Boston Marathon Course Strategy

Congratulations—you’ve made it! Just qualifying for the Boston Marathon is worth celebrating. Oftentimes, as marathoners who enjoy type-A fun activities (like marathons), we lose sight of how epic it is to even be at the start line and have the privilege to compete amongst the world’s best. Throw in the most unpredictable weather each year, and you’ve got yourself one of the most celebrated days in the running universe. Be prepared for the course and know what to expect!
The Back Story: Just Des

The Back Story: Just Des

The recap of our evening, photographing NY Custom PT's NYC Marathon event with Des Linden. Des skipped the stats and dropped truth bombs for over an hour and provided a perspective not always heard of the woman who won Boston in perhaps the most torrential weather that race has ever seen.
What Goes Into A Marathon Training Plan

What Goes Into A Marathon Training Plan

My college coach still holds a grudge against one of my teammates for asking, "Do you like... make up these workouts on the spot?" My teammate thought she was complimenting our coach in good fun, but the idea that he was just throwing workouts out there with no deeper thought was disconcerting, to say the least. It's a lesson that I took to heart, and still hold to this day: just because you "know your stuff" doesn't mean that you want to prescribe workouts on the fly.Writing marathon training plans is just about second nature to me at this point. But that doesn't mean that a lot of time, effort, and love will go into each and every plan. So how does a coach know what will work for you? Click "Read More" to see the full post.