Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Guest Post at the Marathon Training Academy

Just before Christmas, an article I wrote about new parenthood and marathon training was featured on the "Marathon Training Academy".

Here's a snippet from the post: How to Beat Training Burnout
"As I signed up to run my sixth marathon, the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon, I couldn’t anticipate how very different this race would be. This would be my inaugural marathon as a wife and new parent.
My post-baby body felt near normal, but I found myself physically and mentally exhausted as I adjusted to being a mom. In the peak mileage of training, I found myself completely burnt out and questioning whether I wanted to even run the race anymore! My desire to run had somehow snuck away. What was I thinking when I signed up for another marathon? Basically, I was burnt out – big time.
Click here to read the entire post!
Guest posting is a great experience - I've learned so much by collaborating with other bloggers. Check it out if you have a chance! The Marathon Training Academy has free podcasts for download about marathon training. Angie and Trevor's podcasts encouraged me to run my first marathon in 2010! I am very thankful for them, their running expertise, and encouragement.

2 comments:

  1. How wonderful!

    I was just contemplating another trail marathon today, but you know... I get to about 16 miles and then I call it a day. That's my magical number, so I think it's best to respect that and not push beyond.

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    1. I'm with you there! Around 12 or 13 miles is really my "sweet spot". The mileage starts to sound more daunting after that :) This May, I'm running my first half marathon and I'm thinking that may be a better fit for me while we're trying for Baby #2!

      Trail marathons are AWESOME but definitely challenging! If you live by some nice trails in your new area, just going out for a leisurely jog of any length would be beautiful.

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