Carb Deplete/Carb Load Before a Marathon

Thank you all for the words of encouragement on my previous blog post. As time has gone on, I haven't been quite so depressed about the marathon. It still stings a little bit thinking about it, but my coach sent an encouraging e-mail a few days ago, which helped me feel better. I know 3:12 is still a really good time, and it is my 2nd fastest marathon, so I do recognize those things. I will continue to work as…

Grandma’s Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

Grab a cup of coffee, get cozy on the couch, and brace yourself for the longest post I've ever written. I'm not sure how well organized these thoughts will be, so I apologize if things are kind of all over the place. Grandma's Marathon was my 8th marathon and the third one on this course. It was my first marathon in 2010 and my Boston-qualifying one in 2012. So while this isn't a ton of races, I've definitely experienced the…

Taper Love

I am in full taper mode for Grandma's Marathon on Saturday, and I am loving every minute of it. Those of you out there who don't like to taper. . . . .you're crazy! A lot of the things I love about tapering revolve around the extra time to be able to do things I don't normally have time to do, and here are some of those things. I can sleep more. Since my runs haven't been more than about…