Can you run a marathon and train for an Ironman® at the same time?

Can you? Yes. Should you? Maybe not. This question typically exists for a group of people training for their first Ironman® triathlon race who have also never completed a marathon before. There’s a prevailing wisdom that you should have accomplished at least a stand-alone marathon before attempting an Ironman®. If that stand-alone marathon happens before […]

4 things I learned from failing to qualify for Boston in Baltimore

Well, I tried. I tried to qualify for Boston by running a sub-3 hour marathon during the Baltimore Running Festival, and I gave myself 13 weeks to do it. All things considered, those are not favorable circumstances to try to qualify. Especially when you consider the elevation, relative new-ness to the world of marathon running, […]