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

Day #52: Tread Lightly…

“To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.”  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge Some days, the schedule does not permit a run.… Continue reading

Day #51: Take Off Your Shoes.

Take off your shoes! This is hallowed ground where you stand. No place will be exactly like it is now on this blessed gift of a day for all eternity. Indeed, every day… Continue reading

Day #50: Halfway to 100!

If you have been keeping up with your running streak – then today is a very important marker for you. Hitting 50 consecutive runs is quite an accomplishment and illustrates to you convincingly… Continue reading

Day #49: Speed-Fasting

What do ‘speed’ and ‘fast’ have in common? Everything, by conventional wisdom. But today, I want to delve into the ways to get faster by taking a fast from speed. For the purposes… Continue reading

Day #48: Liquid Sleep

I’ve been encouraged not to post this blurb. But I believe that us runners who are deep into the running addiction are all too well aware of the pitfalls – as well as… Continue reading

Day #47: 10 Great Running Quotes – and short reflections on each…

“Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be.”~George Sheehan Dr. George Sheehan has long been an inspiration to me. His philosophical writings push and… Continue reading

Day #46: The 4 Stages of Runners

The Wheezer The most neanderthal of distance runners is the least developed cardio-vascularly – and perhaps more importantly, psychologically, for the run – but with a benefit in the areas of modesty and… Continue reading