Blue Ridge Marathon Race Report

"America's Toughest Road Marathon" is in the books!  For me Blue Ridge Marathon was marathon #14.  And, while it was definitely my toughest, most challenging marathon (and with my worst time by 24 minutes), it was also the marathon where I felt the strongest.  It was one of those marathons that every runner dreams about …

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This is gonna be an epic experience!

We've been in Roanoke for three days.  It's been filled with cycling (for Scott), running and walking for me, and eating and drinking for both of us.  Lovely! I've gotten a chance to "run" one of the mountains that will be in the marathon and to walk another one. Thoughts: When I ran up Mill …

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Marathon Week!

Yippee!  It's Marathon Week!  Time to run marathon #14, Blue Ridge Marathon.  I'm in a really really good place, mentally and physically.  I'm not fast (virtually no speed training this time, coming back after 18 months of no marathons, my focus was just to be able to run 26.2).  But I definitely have the endurance …

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100 Days til Blue Ridge Marathon!

The countdown is on! 100 days until my next marathon.   The Blue Ridge Marathon.  Also affectionately known as America's Toughest Road Marathon. Why Blue Ridge Marathon? Partly because I had a free entry since I had to defer last year because of the stress reaction.  But mostly because I want something really physically and …

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