Marathon, D-1: JUST BREATHE

One more day. Here, we are. Saturday morning, I'll cross the start line of my first marathon.

Santa Barbara Marathon, S01E06: running fuel

To run a marathon, you need to take care of getting calories in. You have to hydrate and you also have to eat. Gels, energy chews, sugar cubes, fruits. Large choice of solutions, as large as the pack of runners. I did experiments of my own while training for the marathon. Let's talk about it.

Santa Barbara Marathon: hydration + elevation

Last stretch before Santa Barbara Marathon, my first marathon. I wanted to give my feedback on 2 subjects I mentioned in previous posts: my hydration belt and the elevation on the course. Let's have a final check up on this.

Santa Barbara Marathon, S01E05: recovery with an ice bath

Long runs = soreness + "dead legs". And a new training week starts again. To efficiently recover and ease up my legs, I finally gave the ice bath a try.

Santa Barbara Marathon, S01E04: tempo run

In the USA, runners know about tempo runs. On every running blog, running magazine or running website, you can be sure to read something about them. In France, it seems to me they don't speak about it that much. Sure, you can find something similar called "travail de seuil" (threshold workout). But, when you try to find out what it is all about it quickly becomes too mathematical and scientific. So, I always get my information from American sources. Today, I get you on board on one of my tempo runs.

Next races

  • NONE

Miles / km

  • 1 mile = 1.6 km / 1 km = 0.6 mile
  • 5K = 3.1 miles
  • 10K = 6.2 miles
  • half marathon = 13.1 miles = 21.1 km
  • marathon = 26.2 miles = 42.2 km