Monthly Archive: March, 2013

The Cycle of Inspiration

Day #66: Running to be inspired… to run! by Patrick Reed Do you remember your first run ever? For me, the question drums up two specific memories. The first – driving in our… Continue reading

Running Through and Through

Day #65: Maybe I’ll just run right through my old shoes and eventually land on my bare feet… When I can see daylight, I’ll know I’m close. Holding my old Nike Air Pegasus’s… Continue reading

Tying the Knots

   Day #64: Lacing Up For the Big Race In a society where some of the most important knots we tie come unraveled before the race is finished (think “until death do us part…”),… Continue reading

Redesigning Distance

Day #63: We work hard to craft great speed workouts, but neglect creating intentional distance courses I remember as a coach sitting down at the drawing board and creating speed workouts with great… Continue reading

Can’t Slow Down!

Day #62: Why Runners Train Too Fast It is a human trait – this constant need to put on a show. To present with a smile, to reply when asked “How are you?”:… Continue reading

Holding Hands

Day #61: Holding Hands I remember a talk I once had with a mentor of mine. We had just finished a tough “drop off” – the name we gave to surprise races at… Continue reading

The 10 Winning Ways of Runners

Day #61: The 10 Winning Ways of Runners I thought I’d sketch up a top 10 list of things you can do, start or resolve to do today in order to become a… Continue reading

Listen to your heart…

Day #60 — Listen to your heart: “heart rate monitors, hills, mud clods and the 180 formula” It was only a matter of time… After 30 years, I am finally committed to training… Continue reading

Day #59: Back to the Watch

Not too many days ago, I wrote about ‘The 4 Stages of Runners” – Wheezers, Watchers, Whiners and – the perfected few – Winners. Somehow, I hoped that I mostly fell into the… Continue reading

Day #58: The Problem of Pain

To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain–not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it.” ~George Sheehan Do you run… Continue reading