November 11, 2015

Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Protein is the key ingredient in muscle growth, repair and recovery.  As a runner, you constantly tire your muscles with all the runs you do.  Your […]
October 17, 2015

Being Prepared is the Key….. #NOEXCUSES !

If you’re not ready, you probably won’t do it…..   That goes for everything really, but especially for an early morning run, it’s paramount to be ready […]
October 6, 2015

Spartan Races…and Other Challenges

There are various levels of “obstacle course” style challenges, and they all test your ability in different ways.  If you are not in shape, you will […]
September 14, 2015

On Fall Racing

I love racing in the fall.  The air is crisp and the daily beating from the sun is finally over.   There are so many races everywhere […]
August 21, 2015

Running With Your Kids

I have been running since I was 12 and I have run with all kinds of runners – faster, slower, older, younger, men, women…  But until this […]
July 17, 2015

7 Tips for Summer Running

Summer is here – a time for pools and beaches and…. 90 degree weather and….running IN this weather.  Of course, you can hide in an air-conditioned […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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 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 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 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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