Hill Running

Running As Prayer: Surviving These Everlasting Hills

Yesterday I reached two milestones in my marathon training. One, I completed my first full month of training and experienced improvement without injury. Two, I had my hardest workout of this training cycle: an extended (and brutal) run through a series of steep and long hills. The words ‘hill workout’ on a training plan can…

Running As Prayer: Eyes on the Prize

With a new year, I’m aspiring to a new goal–complete a marathon. I was able to complete my first half-marathon last October and it was one of the best experiences in my adult life. About a month after recovery running, I set my sights on the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. Barring major injury (no small…