Archive for the ‘ Training ’ Category

Diary of a Marathon Trainee

September 2nd, 2014 | In Running Meets Life, Training

It’s hard to believe that we are in the final weeks of training for a marathon. I have run only two marathons before this, and both were in late winter, so this was my first time beginning training in July. It’s been hot outside these past few months. I’m hot, you’re hot, neither of us […]

Run Atlanta: Around the World (of Coke) Challenge

August 15th, 2014 | In Run Reviews, Running Meets Life, Training

This silly little run challenge was inspired by a recent Coca-Cola advertisement which showed people exercising on stationary bikes to burn off enough calories to drink one can of Coke. While it might seem strange for a soft drink company to imply that people should exercise more to justify drinking their beverages, it piqued my […]

Run Atlanta: Tread Lightly by the Graves

August 11th, 2014 | In Run Reviews, Running Meets Life, Training

There are few places that exude peace as deeply as cemeteries. They’re like public parks without screaming children and tennis courts. So I had to do a run in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s oldest, most famous burial ground, where approximately 70,000 Southerners slumber eternally in the midst of the city scramble. Final home of Margaret Mitchell, […]

Run Atlanta: Shootin’ the Hooch

August 1st, 2014 | In Local Running News, Run Reviews, Running Meets Life, Training

This first trail run of the series took me just northwest of the city to the Cochran Shoals Trail on the Chattahoochee River. The start of the trail is right at the 285 bridge over the river, so it’s an easy place to get to as long as you avoid rush hour. The trail itself […]

Run Atlanta: I Heard it Through the Beltline

July 21st, 2014 | In Local Running News, Run Reviews, Training

It is a waste of time, you might say, to dedicate a blog post of a series about runs in Atlanta to the most well-known run in Atlanta: the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline. But as I started in Piedmont Park this morning with the intention of mapping a route through Virginia Highlands (will […]