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

Day #57: “60 Seconds of Distance Run”

“Give me one more. Just one more!” These words … “One More” … can spell disaster. They might be the request for that drink which finally pushes you over the edge. Off the… Continue reading

Day #56: Five Fabulous Running Clips

Kick off your shoes, sit back and enjoy these 5 fabulous distance-running video clips. Get inspired by those who have come before. I especially recommend the 3rd video here – I had not… Continue reading

A Chat with Dr. Phil Maffetone on “A Runner’s Podcast”

Episode #3 of “A Runner’s Podcast” is now live in iTunes! Check out the conversation with endurance training guru Dr. Phil Maffetone. Our conversation travelled from photography and music to the details of… Continue reading