October 12, 2015

On Passing….

There are moments in every race where you have a chance to pass someone in a race.  But when?  Is it too soon?  Let’s go over […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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