April 23, 2015

A Nail….is Just a Nail

I had a coach once tell me that if I didn’t lose a toenail while running, I didn’t run enough.  Well, it happens to all of […]
April 12, 2015

On Tapering….

Whether it is a 5K or a marathon, it is wise to taper if you want peak performance.  If you are newer to running, the 5K […]
April 4, 2015

Today I Was Sick :-(

Well, the best laid plans sometimes don’t work out.  You train and train and then, one day when you have an important run or race planned, […]
March 23, 2015

Drafting off Other Runners

Some days during a race, there are terrible high headwinds (as was during my Miles for Music 20K yesterday).  Unless it is a teammate and you […]
March 20, 2015

Bathroom Rush

A short one today….when you have to ‘go’ before a race, get right on line.  “The Line Will Only Get Longer”.   Simple.  But I have to […]
March 7, 2015

On Chafing……

Chafing and running – doesn’t have to be synonymous if you are prepared.  As we run longer and longer distances, the odds that one will chafe […]
February 24, 2015

Cold Weather Running – Tips & Tricks

This winter has gripped the entire country with cold temperatures and frequent storms.  Thankfully, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  But […]
February 24, 2015

Cold Weather Running – Tips & Tricks

This winter has gripped the entire country with cold temperatures and frequent storms.  Thankfully, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  But […]
February 18, 2015

Nutrition

Make sure you balance your hard work running with proper nutrition.  Muscles need protein for repair and recovery. Within 30 minutes of your workout, get a minimum of 20g […]
February 10, 2015

Incorporating Hills

I already talked about how to conquer your fear of hills.  Hills are actually a great way to get a better running workout.  By incorporating hills into […]
February 1, 2015

Connections and Communication

Sometimes it is hard to decipher all the information you hear from other runners.  Remember, every person is different.  Just because the legendary US miler Jim […]
January 22, 2015

Ready for the Long Training Grind?

You now have your next goal picked out.  You chose the couch to 5K or a marathon or a triathlon – whatever it is.  Presumably your coach […]
January 6, 2015

Fresh Snow

Those first steps on fresh snow are wonderful for me.  As a runner, nothing is worse than rain.  It just soaks through everything and, unless it […]
January 3, 2015

Running too fast?

Too many runners run too fast too much of the time. I have always said that approximately 80-90% of your running should be at a comfortable […]
January 3, 2015

Mud Runs – Beginner Style

This was a funny article about mud runs for beginners.  It focuses on bigger events, but it is humorous and gives you an idea of what […]
December 30, 2014

2015 Goal Setting

Jan 2015:  Last month I talked about setting goals.  There is nothing wrong with setting too many.  But be true to yourself and be realistic.  If […]
December 19, 2014

Reflections….

The holidays are here and it is a good time to reflect upon the past year and plan your goals for the new year.  Was it […]
December 19, 2014

Winter Blues?

The winter is coming and many of you may be fearing the colder weather.  Just be smart when you run.  Obviously not everyone has or even […]
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