Category: Marathon

Coach Julia Goes To Boston: A marathon on zero mileage

Remember in February when I mentioned that I’d had the flu three times since Christmas? That I was signed up to run the Boston Marathon and would just forge on with two months of training to go? Well, that plan got chucked out the window when I got a fever again at the end of March,  just three… [Read More]

Stephanie Madsen runs the Seven Continents

  Hey team, it’s Julia here. Today I’ve got a conversation for you that I had with a coaching client of mine who is on a mission to run a marathon on each of the seven continents in one year. Meet Stephanie Madsen, an American living in Treviso, Italy! What inspired you to run the seven… [Read More]

Venicemarathon 2014

I’ve been working for Venicemarathon since 1998. The yearly trek to the laguna is a mix of excitement for the marathon adrenaline along with a pinch of nostalgia for the various years and marathons editions that come and go. Venicemarathon is definitely one of the most well organised events on the Italian running scene. Every… [Read More]

Milano City Marathon

I ran another marathon. I know, I know, I always profess that running back to back marathons is not a good thing. I know. But I didn’t race Barcelona and the day after I was fine. I did yoga, long walks, bike rides or both. I diligently walked during whole week without running. But when… [Read More]

7 tips to rock your marathon

Last year when U&R alumni Paula G and Paula P a.k.a. “The Paulas” ran the Roma-Ostia half marathon, the seed was planted in front of the Trevi fountain for them to run a marathon. We looked at an international race calendar and decided right then and there on Marataò Barcelona. I hadn’t thought about running… [Read More]

Marathon inspiration

One of the things I love about running is what a big chain of friendships it creates. Not just in our own running courses but with the many people I’ve met around the globe. About a year ago my good friend Kathrine Switzer shot me an email to let me know that a friend of… [Read More]

U&R Superstars: Sara Lando rocks the Loch Ness Marathon – Part 2

In Part 2 of our interview, Up & Runner Sara relives her Loch Ness Marathon race day in glorious detail (here’s Part 1 if you missed it!). 11. Imagine someone made a cheesy movie montage of your Loch Ness race day – what stand-out moments would you include? Walking into the mist at the crack of… [Read More]

U&R Superstars: Sara Lando rocks the Loch Ness Marathon – Part 1

Photographer Sara Lando has a come a helluva long way since she rocked our very first 5K Course back in 2011. In September she scored the last badge in the Up & Running set after kicking butt in the Loch Ness Marathon. In this first installment of a two-parter, she spills the beans on her… [Read More]

U&R Superstars: Frances rocks the Venice Marathon

Up & Running Alumni member Frances is an English pâtissier/writer living in Paris. In addition to French she also speaks Italian, so she signed up for Coach Julia’s famous My First Marathon programme for the Venice Marathon. Frances has kindly shared her race report for the blog. It’s a wonderful read, so make yourself a… [Read More]

New York City Marathon nostalgia

In the first week of November I become nostalgic for the New York City Marathon. I have a rather intimate relationship with this event; it’s been a huge part of my life. In 1986 I was working part-time for a travel agency and they asked me to bring a group of Italians to New York…. [Read More]