There was finally a break in the thunderstorms here which means I can get outside for a run again. I thought I'd record a quick video for my tips for running in the rain. Read More
Some people run for pleasure, others for exercise. Some are seeking a physical challenge and a form of competition. Whatever your reasons for hitting the trail or taking on the open road, however, you probably have some interest in improving your performance over time. Read More
Every runner has his or her preferred local spot for a leisurely trail run or serious marathon training. However, chances are you rarely get to run in a locale that is considered one of the most beautiful settings for running in the world.
There are plenty of options to choose from, many of them hosting annual marathons, ultramarathons, and/or other races for those interested in hoofing it through the most gorgeous scenery the planet has to offer. How can you decide which of these global marathons to try?
A lot of work goes into preparing for a marathon. Not only do most people spend weeks or months training their bodies to handle the stresses of running 26.2 miles, but you also have to know what to eat, how to stay hydrated, and tricks to remain mentally engaged throughout. Read More
Howdy...I got a new pair of Hoka One One shoes today and gave them a test run. Go ahead and check out the video...
The short version is I liked them at least for the first run. We'll of course see over the next few weeks/months. I really liked how lightweight they were despite the fact that they look giant. And having a low drop is very important to me.
Whether you enjoy running as a recreational activity, you do it for fitness, or a marathon is on your bucket list, you might be under the mistaken impression that the only training you need for running is, well, more running. However, if you want to see the best results, improve performance, and avoid injury, adding strength training to your routine is a smart move. Read More
Running a marathon is no joke, especiallyif it's your first time. When you've been training for months, the prospect of running more than 26 miles at a stretch might not seem so daunting, but you still want to make sure you plan for success. Read More
Whether you're running a 5K, a marathon, or a multi-day race, a lot of preparation goes into ensuring that your body is capable of finishing what you started. This could entail weeks or months of training and cross-training to develop physical endurance and mental fortitude. Read More
Wow....when I logged into Facebook this morning it showed me this picture in my "memories" from 7 years ago today.
This was my first half-marathon and the first organized race I'd been in over 13 years (I'd run some 10Ks in college). I ran rather slowly. It took me 2:20:28 to finish, but hey I did it.
Preparing for a marathon is not something done in a day. It requires several weeks or months of planning and diligence to complete. After all, it's not every day that most people head out the door to run over 26 miles.
Of course, there's a right way to go about training for a marathon and prepping for the big day. You need to follow a few important guidelines if you want to avoid injury and reach the day of the race ready to do your best. Here are several dos and don'ts to follow.