Every run has a purpose. Many runners, especially new runners, are under the impression that in order to get faster, they must run all of their runs faster. This, very simply put, is not true and can quickly become counterproductive. Your easy run is a key building block for endurance races, but only if done correctly.
This post is a part of my #allaboutrunning blog link up. If you have a running blog, check out the link and join in! Running Book Reviews and Recommendations- #allaboutrunning Wednesday Blog Link up The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your personal performance © Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated… Continue reading Book Review-The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your personal performance #allaboutrunning Wednesday Blog Link up!
When talking about our goals we often talk about all the awesome training we have planned to get us there. We talk about the workouts we will be doing, our weekly mileage, and the coaches we are using. We take time setting up intricate training plans. One thing that is just as important in that… Continue reading Focus on Recovery
Physical Therapist and Performance Coach Nathan Carlson cover some basics about common misconceptions runners have about injuries.
The closer we get to April 17th, the more I am getting asked about my goal time for the Boston Marathon. I am also getting a lot of (unsolicited) advice, on what others think my goal time should be. Especially, after recent races. Some people look at me like I have two heads when… Continue reading Waiting to set my goal time/pace for Boston Marathon
NO, I am not talking about running through the quad and into the gymnasium. I am talking about a running streak. A running streak is running at least one mile, every day. Your run streak is however man consecutive days you can continue this trend. It’s pretty neat to hear about the extreme run streaks… Continue reading Let’s talk about streaking….
Okay, things are getting really busy around here and it seems like everyone and their dog is getting sick. All I want to do it run! HA HA! It was a balancing act to get in the miles and workouts this week, I didn’t exactly follow my plan as written but I think I… Continue reading 2017 Week 6 Recap-10 Weeks Until Boston Maraton
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 going… Continue reading What to do when a race doesn’t go as planned
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
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 buddies… Continue reading Training to be a mentally stronger runner