The North Face Endurance Challenge 50K Trail Race

June 4th, 2011 - Sterling, Virginia (Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Park and the Potomac Heritage Trail) My cell phone alarm went off at 3:30 A.M. and I quickly got out of bed.  I was ready and excited for my first 50K and my first technical trail race.  With 19 road marathons under my belt I was ready for a new challenge and The North Face Endurance Challenge had … [Read more...]

Betty’s Boston Marathon Recap

On Monday, April 18th I finished the 115th Annual Boston Marathon.  I am happy to say that I didn't fall, twist my ankle or experience any crazy incidents along the way (whew) and thoroughly enjoyed the near-perfect weather. My goal going into the race was to run 3:35.  I was on pace until about Cleveland Circle (Mile 23) when my quads tightened up.  I can't really remember … [Read more...]

The Game Plan – Holly

Posted by Holly Hurley My friend Kat and I work at City Sports on Comm. Ave together. We both work thep register, love to run and are personal trainers in our “other” lives.  Along with Keli, our one-time Store Manager, we’ve motivated each other through a challenging New England winter to get ready the spring racing season when all other signs pointed to us staying home … [Read more...]

The Game Plan – Alex

Posted by Alex EldWith ice, snow, cold, strong winds, and the occasional bout of thunder snow hammering Boston for the last few months, establishing a clear training path to Boston has not been an easy task. After looking at calendars and mapping out training runs on Map My Run.com, I have gone the most popular route to ‘simply’ build up mileage throughout the weeks with long … [Read more...]

The Game Plan – Rachelle

Posted by Rachelle Grey When it finally sunk in that I would be running Boston and not the National Marathon I realized that I had to adjust my training a bit. I was previously fusing a training plan my friend Mike provided to me and the plan Runner’s World’s Smart Coach tool outlined for me.  Now, I’m mostly following the online FitCorp Boston Marathon training program … [Read more...]