Jake Runs 🏃

Hi! My name is Jake, and I am training for the Montepllier Marathon on April 7th, 2024. I am new to long distance running, and these are the collections of my thoughts while I embark on this new experience!

February 12, 2024

Run 31: Long Runs Breed a Mindset

The long runs are the hardest to start mentally, but they are always the most rewarding when you finish. They take up a long portion of the day and effect the rest of the day, but these are where you feel that "runner's high"

February 10, 2024

Run 30: My Schedule Is Starting To Get Whacky

Nothing like a no-nonsense 7 mile run to keep the legs fresh and the motivation high. I think I am beginning to understand the whole "runner's high" thing, but I will keep you posted...

February 7, 2024

Run 29: Fatigue Seems To Stick Around

Running a half marathon can take a small toll on you body for the next few days, who would have thought! But I powered through and still felt relatively good for todays run (which I did a day late).

February 4, 2024

Run 28: Long Runs Are Easy Now

Not only did I have 14 miles today, but I slapped that 14 miles in the face. I felt good throughout the entire run, and was able to maintain a solid pace for the entire duration. feeling good going into week 8 of training.

February 3, 2024

Run 27: Feeling Like a Gazelle

This whole running thing is starting to get pretty enjoyable. After last week I was starting to dread the long runs. But now, my body and mind are feeling great. I still would not say I am excited for the long run tomorrow, but I am not dreading it. A step in the right direction.

February 2, 2024

Run 26: A Good Feeling

If last run was my worst run, then today was my best. I felt amazing, my body felt amazing, and I ran at my fastest tempo pace yet. The difference maker has been the stretching protocol I have been sticking to. We will see how this week's long run goes.

January 30, 2024

Run 25: The Consequences of My Actions

The run today did not go well. The injury behind my knee really started to act up as I pushed the pace faster than last time. My right calf and hamstring feel tight, so it is time to focus on stretching and ice / heat treatment so I can continue my training properly.

January 28, 2024

Run 24: The Grind Begins

Today was a 12 mile run where I felt my first challenge during the marathon training. The milage was heavy, and it took a toll on my body. As a result, it is time to start dialing in the training and diet as my weekly milage increases.