Looking back on my previous columns, I realized I went on my first ever trail run exactly a year ago.
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
Running isn’t a seasonal sport.
Have you ever stuffed a suitcase full of “just in case” items only to find at trip’s end you’ve used only 10 percent of what you packed?
I love to compete, but at the Two Cities Marathon in Fresno on Sunday, I got to throw competition out the window to focus on one thing: getting my friends across the finish line.
Several Madera runners will toe the starting line of the Two Cities Marathon & Half in Fresno and Clovis on Sunday, and for a few it will be their first time running a full or half marathon — or any race
You’re at Mile 20 of a marathon — whether it’s your first or your 21st —and you’re bounding along at a comfortable pace. Suddenly you think did my legs just turn into lead? Why do I feel so tired?
Madera is flat. That’s not news to anyone, of course, but it’s a depressing fact for local runners who are training for races that include some hills.