Day #17: TV

I have been known to be a news junkie, it is true. My wife would most definitely still call me this to my face today. I confess that during the 2012 US Presidential… Continue reading

Day #16: The Ingredients of Greatness

It has been said that the 2 ingredients for a great runner are hubris and humility. According to Wikipedia, hubris means “extreme pride or arrogance; an overestimation of one’s competence or capabilities.” Humility,… Continue reading

Day #15: Listening

Do you listen to anything when you run? What do you listen to? Are you an only-music runner or an only-spoken voice runner — or can you not imagine listening to spoken word… Continue reading

Day #14: “Distance-doping”

On day #11, we discussed “turn-doping” – running long around the turns in training in order to bank brawn and grit and fitness. Today, let’s talk about doing the same with pure distance.… Continue reading

Day #13: “I wanna quit!”

It’s run through all of our heads: “I can’t run another step. I cannot get up with my alarm and hit the roads during the only opening in my schedule today. I cannot… Continue reading

Day #12: Core Strength – throw some push-ups, sit-ups and high rep curls into your running mix

Ever since I lost a year of my running life to a partial achilles tear – an injury which stopped me in my tracks after running every day for over 3 consecutive years… Continue reading

Day #11: “Turn-doping”

It’s not what you think. Or maybe it is. Turn-doping is a term I came up with on a run with a good friend of mine who just happens to be an IronMan… Continue reading

Day #10: Eat and run. Maybe not:)

I ate a pancake breakfast before yesterday’s run. I am prone to great ‘sugar lows’ normally, as I just read around the house, play monopoly with the kids or (often) go for a… Continue reading

Day #9: The 3 Parts of Racing

“I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.” – Mike Fanelli… Continue reading

Day #8: 8.6 Seconds

After yesterday’s post, I thought it would be helpful for me to return to the story of my Olympic Trials efforts of a few years back. I was just 8.6 second off pace… Continue reading