It’s August (AUGUST!) and that means a few things: we’re into the double-digit countdown to MCM. So how do you stay motivated when the the training is just getting more difficult, and how do you run through these scorching hot days? Let’s take a minute to review some tips that can help take the edge off and keep your eyes on the finish line.
The trick to preventing injuries while achieving your goals is all in the preparation and building of healthy habits before race day. Whether you’re running in a 5K, mud run, half or full marathon, following these five tips will keep you healthy and help you reach your goals.
The Marine Corps Historic Half is one of the couple’s all-time favorite events, but last year's virtual run was difficult for both. In a funk due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, she cited overeating and lack of motivation to do much of anything, including training. But the Pennsylvania residents rose to the challenge with Beth finishing in 3:12:15 and Rob in 3:22:59.
For Taber, this and every other #RunWithTheMarines means that no matter how tired he’s feeling, how miserable the weather may be, or whatever else is trying to bring his spirits down, he knows he’s not alone. “I've got the Marines and everyone else who's out there on the course with me all the way. It also means that I've got their backs as well.”
When the Marine Corps Historic Half opened up in 2008, I was definitely on board. I had long been interested in running every edition of a race, and this was my opportunity. So having ran the first year, I keep driving over to Fredericksburg every year. And as in every event, my favorite part of the course is the finish line.
Scott Larimer joined the Marine Corps Marathon Organization’s (MCMO) volunteer group. It’s his way of not only giving back to the community that has been a part of his family for generations but also an opportunity to practice his skills as a HAM operator. A talented videographer, Larimer also supported the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) by filming the HAM training for all the HAM operators who were unable to attend the meeting.
David Lane has been volunteering with the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) for the last 20 years. As the Emergency Coordinator of the Prince William County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Lane has been a key part of organizing the local amateur radio or HAM support for MCMO events.
This purebred Australian Shepherd rescue dog name Manda Lorian (cool name, right?) ran the MCM Trifecta in 2020.
You could be one of the original MCMO Four Star Diplomats. A team of social media savvy runners who are enthusiastic about the sport, participate in MCMO events and identify with the MCMO's mission.
No matter what you age you find running – or running finds you – it’s never too late to start. All you need is a good pair of running shoes and the motivation to put one foot in front of the other. Before you know it, a runner is born. Meet six women, all at different stages of life, who started running for various reasons and have been running the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) for many years, even decades.