Since I started grad school last year, I haven’t been able to train for any long runs. I stopped running in April after a bad race and only kept up with a few 5k or 10k races in 2017. Then I somehow managed to do okay at the Bridge Run 10-miler, but that was not…Continue reading I miss long runs.
Category: Long Run
Rivertown Races: Half Marathon Race Review
Rivertown Races take place in April at Millennium Park outside Grand Rapids and include a 5k and half marathon. The race has all of the necessities: chip timing, medals, a shirt, aid stations, and, uh, people. I think I registered a little late and got in for $60, too, so not high for a half,…Continue reading Rivertown Races: Half Marathon Race Review
My Golden Boy: The Grand Rapids Bridge Run Shirt
When I think about my favorite race shirt, I think of this shirt. When I think about my favorite t-shirt ever, I think of this shirt. When my friends and I remember our favorite races from the last year, we mention this run because of the huge metal and how much we loved the shirt.…Continue reading My Golden Boy: The Grand Rapids Bridge Run Shirt
The Best Time to Run a Marathon
When is the best time to run a marathon? It’s a surprisingly popular question. Runners want to know what they can do to make a PR a little more attainable, so if that means using the calendar and betting on good weather or probability of flaking out, they’ll do it. To answer the question of the…Continue reading The Best Time to Run a Marathon
How far is a marathon?
It’s a question that marathon runners get asked a lot. People who don’t run (we call them ‘normies’—just kidding!) don’t know what those goofy number stickers on our cars mean, so we frequently explain that a marathon is 26.2 miles. Everyone realizes that it’s a crazy-far distance. Still, it’s hard to really imagine how far twenty-six…Continue reading How far is a marathon?