A blog by runners. For runners.

Marathon ramp up starts here

Despite my desire to stay in bed after the half marathon, I have tackled my doubt and started ramping up my training this week to get me ready for the Chicago Marathon on October 7th. There are eight weeks to go and I'm currently at 24 miles per week. Conventional wisdom suggests you can increase […]

We Finished!

We're back home and getting ready to head out to Brunch to celebrate Melissa completing her first half marathon! We ran together all the way and even got some pics taken along the way holding our hands in the air to celebrate! We finished in 2:12:40 for an average pace of 10:08 per mile. We […]

Done with training

Yesterday was the last run of our training for the half so now it's all about hydration, carb loading and preparing mentally for Sunday. We had an easy tapered schedule this week dropping from 4 to 3 to 2 miles over the last 3 days. The only issue we've had this week has been the […]

Last long run done before the half marathon!

We romped home in 1:42 for our 10 mile run today wrapping up the long runs required for our training! We were both a little under the weather on Thursday so we missed the 5 mile run we were supposed to do but in some ways it was great to take the extra rest. This […]