Victoria’s Story

Hi Pacific Northwest Marathon! My name is Victoria and all three of my siblings are diabetic. In 2010 I was in New Orleans building houses with the youth group I lead. My older brother, Andrew, called me in the middle of our trip and informed me he had just been...

hurdles

I’ve been thinking I need to sit down and tell you what my training has been like over the last month because I think it might be helpful to someone out there. As you all know (at least now you will) the Pacific Northwest Marathon is coming up-in 12 days!! I...

Training Plan Week 16

This week we will experience some of the exhaustion you will face during the marathon. We present some ideas to help you overcome the emotional stress you may experience. Click on the poster for a pdf...

Training Plan Week 14

Are you overdoing it? This week we have some guidelines to ensure you are doing the right amount of training. Click on the poster for a pdf...

Exercise Is Exercise

I used to think that exercise meant running, aerobics, strength training, and all of those other high intensity activities. But now, at the age of 61, I have come to realize that exercise can involve so many other things. I have always been a walker(a brisk walker)...

The Road Before US

This morning was glorious! I went on a little run with my friend Amity up Mt. Pisgah. The Craguns, founders of the Pacific Northwest Marathon, were also there with their four adorable children. There is something so invigorating and peaceful about starting your day...

wahoo!

I am just excited, that is all I can think about. This last weekend was a great energizer for me. My friend and I did our long run (15 miles!!!) and our church had something called “general conference” during which time our whole world-wide congregation...

Making Progress

A couple weeks ago, I completed my longest run of 16 miles in under 2 hours and 40 minutes. That’s the longest I’ve ever run! Surprisingly, I wasn’t as tired as I thought I would be as I was running the last 4 miles. However, as soon as I stopped running, my leg...

Stumbling block or Springboard?

Growing up my mom was always telling me how smart I was. I think she saw my potential and wanted me to be confident. I remember thinking that a sure sign of a truly brilliant mind would be that things would always be easy, school work wouldn’t require studying...

Training Plan Week 6

This week work on increasing speed as well as distance. Try interval training to build strength and stride. Click on the poster for a pdf...

Training Plan Week 5

Building Endurance So after allowing your body to recover last week you are ready to start ramping up the distance you run. Be careful not to increase to quickly to avoid damaging your body. Click on the poster for a pdf...