I have only done one Boston Marathon, but I had a great time visiting the city of Boston. It was nice to treat the race weekend as a mini vacation. We flew into Boston from Washington, DC late on Friday evening and left very early Tuesday morning. I think we were able to do some fun activities in a limited time. I am going back again this April, and will add to this list, I am sure. Have a suggestion? Add it to the comments. (more…)
Don’t let a bad race get you down. The last thing you need when training is self-doubt. This past weekend I had a sub-par performance at a local 5k race. Afterwards, I had to take some time to put the day into perspective and push it out of my mind in order to move on. Here is how I did it. (more…)
With snow and ice looming in the near future, it will soon be time to blow the dust off the treadmill and start training indoors. We all know the treadmill can be boring, but it can also be dangerous. Trust me, I found out the hard way last year.
I didn’t share this story at the time of the accident last year, since it was pretty embarrassing. I mean, who wipes out on the treadmill? You’d have to be a real dumbass to fall while running in place, right? Maybe. Let me set the stage for you.
If I could give one piece of advice to beginner and experienced runners, it is to: Slow down, you’ll get faster.
I recently filled in as the leader of the Monday Evening Track Sessions at Handley High School put on by the Shenandoah Valley Runners. I wanted to do something a little different and more interactive, so I came up with a workout decided by the playing card you draw from the deck. (more…)
If you are preparing to start running this Spring, now is the time to lay the foundation for an injury-free experience. If you are anything like me, you have decided to run to lose a few pounds and as soon as you can get outside to run, you are going as fast and as hard as you can. You want results now. You jump on the scale before and after you run and expect to see the needle drop lower and lower. (more…)