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

Day #55: If you could ask any coach any question….

If you could ask any coach any question, what would it be?? I have the honor, tomorrow morning, of interviewing noted author and respected fitness guru Dr. Phil Maffetone. His accolades include authoring… Continue reading

Day #54: Running Barefoot

I was all of 15 years old, and Mary Decker and Zola Budd had just had another one of their scrappy track-fights — all pre-cursors to the 1984 Olympic 3000m final debacle which… Continue reading

Day #53: Roads or Trails?

Gonna get contentious here. What do you like better – Roads or Trails? Let’s break this down. I have spent the vast vast majority of my time training and racing over the years… Continue reading