Marathon Running: The twenty miler

Finding out what twenty miles can do to a person with Laura Romeo Poppy Sports Blogger Laura Romeo takes on 20 miles and gains many more miles of confidence Arguably, the most important training run for a marathoner comes in the form of 20 miles. While the shorter runs are equally important to work on…

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Team Laura’s Top Seven Marathon Training Tips

by Laura Romeo, our marathon-bound blogger While I’m no official marathon training coach, I like to think I know a thing or two about training for races, especially the longer ones. I can safely say that I’m doing much better this time than the last time I trained for a marathon. So, if you’re preparing…

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Is Personal Training Worth the Pain?

Poppy Sports marathoner, Laura Romeo asks, “Is Personal Training Worth the Pain?” As I train for the Marine Corps Marathon this year, I look back at previous races and consider what I could have done differently. Maybe I needed more interval runs, more hills, or longer miles on the weekend. However, the main component I…

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Welcome Laura – Poppy Sports’ newest blogger

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself, one of Poppy Sports’ newest bloggers. I’m Laura, a Denver native and an obsessive runner, intermediate cyclist, rusty swimmer, and hopefully a beginner triathlete in the coming year. I have completed one full marathon, five half-marathons, four 10k’s, countless 5K’s, and one short-course duathlon. I am preparing for a…

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