Monthly Archives: September 2014

How To Make Overnight Oats – A Good Pre Race Breakfast

I am constantly tweaking and trying new things with my race nutrition, but one thing that I have pretty much settled on for a good pre race meal is overnight oats.

It is extremely easy to mix the ingredients together and throw them in the fridge the night before a race and have them ready to eat in the morning. The beauty of overnight oats is that you really… CONTINUE READING

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Episode 025 – The Rock and Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

I start the episode with some interesting news I read about runDisney and the Marine Corp Marathon. Not together, but each on their own.

I give some Twitter shout outs to runners rocking the half marathon. I want to do shout outs in every episode now so if you have a running accomplishment you want to celebrate be sure to tweet it to me @themidpackers

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Episode 024 – The Mile, The Marathon, and Runner’s World Magazine

This week we start with a request for the MidPackers. Help me reach at least 5 reviews on iTunes by the end of September. I know we can do it.

An update on my training. How the back pain has effected my fitness and what the adjustments to the Marine Corp Marathon training plan have resulted in so far.

For some reason I thought it would… CONTINUE READING

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Why I Got A FitBit Flex

I am sort of a numbers junkie, but not totally a numbers junkie. I know that sounds weird.

The FitBit and Garmin Forerunner coexisting.

The FitBit and Garmin Forerunner coexisting.

I use my Garmin on every run that I do. If I end up running naked it is most likely because the… CONTINUE READING

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My Marathon Maniac Quest

I do not remember when I first heard about the Marathon Maniacs, but I do remember asking myself, “what is a Marathon Maniac?” And then, “how do I become a Marathon Maniac?

There are various criteria for different levels of Maniac, but the minimum level is a one star maniac, or bronze level, and requires that you run 2 marathons within 16 days of each other… CONTINUE READING

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