Day #38: Run the Hard Parts Easy…

…and the easy parts hard… Some days, we wake up on the right side of the bed. We eagerly race to the coffee maker to draw a strong pour of liquid gold, and… Continue reading

Top 10 Signs That You Are In Love With Running

1. You run late at night – for the second day in a row – after day #2 on the ski slopes. And you will do the same tomorrow. 2. You feel self-conscious… Continue reading

Day #36: Sure Footing

As distance runners, we place our feet in all sorts of places in all kinds of situations. I have sloshed through puddles in Prague, slipped on the frozen Baltic Sea in Helsinki; I… Continue reading

Day #35: Finish Strong

Have you seen this classic final? Give it a look. It doesn’t matter how you start; it only matters how you finish. And you must run all the way through the tape. Finish… Continue reading

Day #34: What is Your Achilles Heel?

I have another confession to make… I have suffered one major injury in my 30 years of running long distance: a partially torn achilles tendon – just at the insertion point of the… Continue reading

Day #33: Are You Afraid to Jog?

Are You Afraid to Jog? Are you too fast – and quite sure of it – to be caught jogging in broad daylight – slinking along just a smidgin less slowly than a… Continue reading

Day #32: Why Do You Run?

I came across this super-inspiring video as I jumped from running site to site enjoying the rich distance running offerings online. This video makes us stop and consider what it is that drives… Continue reading

Day #31: Running Flat

On those days when our legs are stale, our attitudes blah and our ambitions weary, we still must run. Sometimes, the toll of yesterday’s racing comes to collect in full and our thighs… Continue reading

Day #30: Holding Back

“How do you mentally deal with cutting back on your run lengths when your mind wants to keep going but your body probably shouldn’t? I’m in a really awkward position now where I… Continue reading

Day #29: Any races in your future?

“The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.”                  ~Dr. George Sheehan Have you signed up for a race lately? Ever? I… Continue reading