What to do when a race doesn’t go as planned

  How you handle a disappointing race is important.  How you bounce back will impact your training and your mentality entering you next training cycle and race. Let’s be real, you are not going to PR at every race.  Newbies can make a lot of fast growth for a while, but eventually runners are goingContinue reading “What to do when a race doesn’t go as planned”

2017 Week 4 recap- 12 weeks until Boston Marathon

               I don’t know about you guys, but burying myself in all things running has been a huge escape from the political junk going on.  Focusing on my training has been a great stress reliever, also.  So without too much build up, here is my weekly recap. Monday-6.01 miles at 8:05 pace (48:39 total time)Continue reading “2017 Week 4 recap- 12 weeks until Boston Marathon”

Training to be a mentally stronger runner

What makes a strong runner? If you have two runners, of absolutely equal physical ability, which one is going to win?  I would say the runner that is mentally stronger. Do you think that the person who always wins a race is the most fit? I certainly do not.  One of my favorite running buddiesContinue reading “Training to be a mentally stronger runner”

What is the purpose of your run today?

Are you working toward a new distance or a time goal? If you are, you need to think about this title question every day, before you head out the door.  What is the purpose of this run?  When you are training, you are applying a stimulus or stress to the body.  That stress will hopefullyContinue reading “What is the purpose of your run today?”

Why I have decided to work with a running coach

I’m shaking things up a bit. Trying some new things out. My last blog post, I posted Why I love New Years Eve and shared a bit about my goals.  I have big goals in mind.  I want to be proactive in working toward these goals.  Starting my blog was one way to shake things up,Continue reading “Why I have decided to work with a running coach”

A single step….

“A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”- Lao Tzu’s expression of how great things start from humble beginnings.  That is how I like to imagine every run and race.  One, single step. I have struggled with what awesome, meaningful and engaging information I could pack into my first blog post. InContinue reading “A single step….”