Tag Archive: distance running

Off the Grid – not by choice

Off the Grid by Patrick Reed Last night, I wondered if it was just me or something else when all of the lights in our house began to dim. Either a pall of… Continue reading

Run5MaDay?

Upping the Ante: From 5KaDay to 5MaDay to 100Miles… by Patrick Reed Disclaimer: I am no physician. Proceed at your own risk. I am becoming enamored with ultra distance races. Whereas in college… Continue reading

Learning to Run Free at the Born to Run Ultra Marathons

Learning to Run Free by Patrick Reed I was anxious for the Born To Run Ultra Marathon weekend which is now just logged into the record books. Perhaps most noteworthy for history’s sake… Continue reading

Running Uphill

Running Uphill by Patrick Reed Maybe it is so that there are two types of runners: those who thrive when the hills get high, and those who dream only of the effortlessness of… Continue reading

A Day Off

A Day Off by Patrick Reed Just yesterday, I was fortunate enough to host endurance training expert Phil Maffetone for an afternoon and dinner  at our home in San Luis Obispo, California. Phil… Continue reading

Training

Training by Patrick Reed Do we train to race or race to train?? I would have to say that I find almost boundless motivation from anticipating a race day. In recent months and… Continue reading

How to Win at Running

The Runner: Part 4 — Winning at Running Welcome back to this series exploring in depth the stages of becoming for the distance runner. Click here to begin at Part 1 of the series.… 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 #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

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