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Pre-World Marathon Challenge

January 16, 2017

Today I leave for the trip of a lifetime.  7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents.  Doesn’t get more epic than that, so to say I am excited is a vast understatement.  A week from today I’ll run my first of the seven marathons in Antarctica.  I’ll be posting as the trip unfolds on this blog and on my Twitter (ryanhall3) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ryanhall3) social channels so keep an eye out if you want to follow my ventures. I have gotten…

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Running + Faith

December 20, 2016

By, Sara Hall One of the themes Ryan and I hear most in messages from other runners, and especially recently, is ‘how does your faith in Christ affect your running?”  As much as we would love to respond to each individually, our life is rather limiting and I thought a blog would be a good opportunity to address the topic. I by no means have this all figured out so please do not see me as being up on a…

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A Training Plan For Your First Marathon

December 19, 2016

If you’re new to running (maybe you mainly walk to get your steps in), or even just new to the idea of racing—and would like to enjoy the satisfaction of running a marathon—the following 20-week plan will help you go from scratch to crossing the finish line! The beauty of this plan is that it doesn’t involve training with specific goal times in mind. Instead, your goal will simply be to feel good and enjoy running your first marathon! Before…

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How to Conquer Your Race Day Nerves

October 24, 2016

Let’s be honest, there are moments before races (or any big event) when our nerves get the better of us. We start having thoughts like, “I wouldn’t be that sad if I twisted my ankle right now, and couldn’t run.” Of course, once we finish, these thoughts seem ridiculous. Why would we look for an excuse to not do the very thing we spent months training for? Pressure can stem from several factors. Sometimes, the more we put into something and…

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A New Way To Run Strong

August 26, 2016

Throughout my running career, I’d avoided upper-body strength training as if it were the plague. I’d seen enough pictures of tiny runners dominating the sport to think a big chest and nice set of biceps could only slow me down. Now, 20 years later, my thinking has started to shift. When I first started lifting, it wasn’t for my running. My sole intention was to get as big and strong as I possibly could. I went from exclusively running 140…

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