Half Marathon Goal Setting

Early on in your training, if not before, it is important to set goals. These can include weekly active hour goals, monthly mileage goals, or a time that you hope to finish the race in – it truly depends on what level you are at. For example, if you are a beginner, it may be a bit lofty to want…
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Inspired to Inspire

As I took off on my Saturday long run this morning, I was feeling a bit lethargic, my shins didn’t feel the greatest, and the wind was slowing down my pace. Needless to say, I wasn’t looking forward to completing those 9 miles. Around mile 3, I noticed a sign for CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) and didn’t think much about…
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This is my Confession… Perfecting Your Training Schedule

I’m about to let you in on two secrets of mine. First of all, the training plan I’m working from was originally a ten week program rather than an eleven week. Reason being I hadn’t run long distance since my last half in July and had only been attending group fitness classes (which I’ll touch on in the coming weeks)…
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If the Shoe Fits… Half Marathon Training

Today marks the first day of Chicago Spring Half Marathon training!
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