On the agenda this week: Marathon training: I’ve started training for the French Riviera Marathon just 12 weeks away! The possibility of a female prime minister of Japan and what that entails. Why don’t French people (women in particular) gain weight??! The reasons why French people seem to stay so thin. #AskJoanna: If YOU have … More #184: Why the French don’t get fat
Last week I ran the Kakegawa Shincha Marathon in Shizuoka, Japan. In short, it was brutal. I share: How training went My fueling: what I ate before, during, after Differences I noticed between Japanese vs. American races The brutal race course My regrets My first chafing experience Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ¦ Google Play ¦ Stitcher BECOME A PATRON: patreon.com/nobullpodcast MY … More #99: Kakegawa Shincha Marathon Recap
This final month of marathon training rounded out to a total of about 161 miles. That’s one less mile than what I did in September, and 31 more miles than what I did in August (you can read the marathon training updates for September here, and August here). October was a busy month– it included the Staten … More October Miles + Training Update
Today I’m sharing what a week of workouts during marathon training typically looks like. Since last week was peak week, which is not so typical, below is what I did on week 14 of 18. First I’ll explain some of the running vocabulary I use throughout: Easy: Easy pace; a pace at which you can … More A Week of Workouts: Marathon Training Edition
Where did August go? I can’t believe summer is basically over. *hands on cheeks mouth open freaked out emoji* I’m kind of ready for cooler weather, but I know as soon as it gets chilly I will regret having ever said anything about missing cool weather.
Marathon training doesn’t mean you have to give up your social life. Here are some tips on how to not become a hermit while achieving your goals. … More How To Balance Marathon Training and a Social Life
Finding time for your training runs is hard enough. How can you be expected to fit in cross-training as well? Don’t worry: It’s not so daunting if you plan ahead. … More How To Fit Cross-Training Into Your Training Plan
Week three of NYC marathon training is complete. I technically started four weeks ago, but took a week off because I had a suspicion that I had another stress reaction in my left ankle. I got an MRI, and the results showed no evidence of a stress reaction/fracture, so I don’t know what’s going on … More Training for the NYC Marathon: Week Three
I’m officially done with week one of half marathon training! I’m using the Hal Higdon intermediate program, which is a 12 week program. I used his novice 2 marathon program when I trained for the Madison Marathon and loved it, so I decided to go with another one of his programs for this upcoming half.