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?”

2017 Week 3 Recap- 13 Weeks from Boston Marathon

  I had a great week last week.  I hope you guys did too! The weather was prime marathon training conditions here.  Temperatures in the 50s and a light wind most of the week. We didn’t see a whole lot of sun, but I won’t be picky after the ice last week.                   RunningContinue reading “2017 Week 3 Recap- 13 Weeks from Boston Marathon”

Support your local running stores! They bring so much to your running community!

In my last post “Join a Running Group” I briefly mentioned checking out your local running store to find group runs in your area.  Many local running store will host group runs, and if they don’t they will be able to give you information on groups in available in your area. Many runners will lookContinue reading “Support your local running stores! They bring so much to your running community!”

2017 Week 2 Recap-14 weeks Before Boston Marathon

2017 Week 2 Recap-14 weeks Until Boston Marathon! Happy Martin Luther King Day! This week was a lot better compared to week 1.  I am ending the week feeling stronger and much more confident.  I was really excited to get my marathon training cycle started and begin working with my new coach.  (You can readContinue reading “2017 Week 2 Recap-14 weeks Before Boston Marathon”

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