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

Day #7: “It Can’t Be Done!”

“The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?”  ~Henry Ford I was told recently, though not in so many words, to… Continue reading

Day #6: To Run is Enough

“For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear the leaves and listen to the rain, and look to the day when it is suddenly as easy… Continue reading