June 29, 2015

Training Cycles & Rest

I preach rest and recovery almost as much as I preach having a specific running schedule that builds you to your next goal.  Training schedules are […]
May 26, 2015

For Those Who Sacrificed…

Here we are on a daily basis, probably complaining of the weather or how we are getting older or not hitting our times like we want […]
May 21, 2015

Recover Well, Runners

The importance of rest and recovery cannot be overemphasized in any training plan.  There are many factors that go into each individual such as regular miles […]
May 11, 2015

Inspirations…

We all battle our own demons or weaknesses….  If you are reading this blog, most likely you are a runner in some respect.  Perhaps running is […]
May 4, 2015

Warm Weather Ahead….

Be careful with hot weather.  We have been quite unfortunate to have had a brutal winter and, so far in May, we seem to be heading […]
April 30, 2015

Goal Setting

There’s nothing like setting a goal and then accomplishing it.  Try to set goals that are manageable, reasonable and that have a definite timeline.   Just saying: […]
April 27, 2015

The Day After…

You did it!  You conquered the big race.  It could have been a 5K for some and for others a marathon…or more.  I hope you enjoyed […]
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 […]