Peaking for a race is so much more than just running fewer miles and letting your body recover from all the hard work you’ve done over the last 10-18+ weeks. In my opinion, tapering is, of course, scientific (there’s a true and real science behind why we taper), but it’s also part intuition, a feel … Continue reading How to Taper for Your Peak Running Race
Easy runs are the foundation for all future running you are going to do.
Finding your easy run pace is important to do because the majority of the running you do should be at this pace.
Remember, there is a window of +/- 30 seconds on either end of your easy pace to allow for internal and external factors, like feeling really good, a great weather day, or maybe some extra hills on your loop.
6 Tips for Distance Runners to Follow to Avoid Over-Training
2020 has been off to a blistering start. I really can’t believe we’re 1/6 of the way through the year already! Today, I’m going to be looking back at the last 2 months to recap what’s happened and where my goals are for the next 10 months of the year. I believe that without accountability … Continue reading Planning for Success in 2020
Adding speed workouts to your weekly running can and will improve your race performances. When and how you add them is key.
Looking back at all of the great moments from 2019. What I’ve learned from 50+ consecutive weeks of blogging + lots more.
Training for a running race is supposed to be fun and enjoyable! If you give yourself enough time to prepare you’ll be well on your way to setting a PR.
The story of how Bob Law found running, used running to lose weight, and now uses running to help others who are less fortunate. I am a late bloomer to running. I started running at age 42 after being overweight for most of my life. This is my story. I’m Bob Law, a runner with … Continue reading How Running Saved His Life
When I was a new runner, way back in the late 1990’s, I was super lucky to have older teammates guide me through practices. They were there to make sure I warmed up properly, did my cool down, helped pace my long runs, and anything else I needed to be successful. I owe a lot … Continue reading 6 Simple Opportunities to be Successful as a New Runner
13.1 things you probably didn’t know about me as a runner!
The lessons that ultramarathon runners can teach all runners Ultramarathoners are, in my own opinion, freakin’ crazy humans. They’re willing to go beyond what’s already considered “not-normal” – 26.2 miles – and push their bodies to the brink of failure. As I look back at my marathon experience earlier in 2019, I can almost fathom … Continue reading 9 Pieces of Advice from Ultra Marathoners
Speed work: your guide to running fast Are speed workouts absolutely necessary? Well, that depends on what your running goals are. If you are aiming to run faster, then yes, speed work should be included in your overall running program. Just looking to get in shape and not worried about setting personal bests? Then, yes, … Continue reading Speed Training for Distance Runners
If you’re cross training because of injury, make sure are keeping it light and fun!
The Atlanta Marathon was one of the best blocks of training I’ve ever had. But now, I’m a mess! What gives?!
The running gear and accessories I love to wear when I’m out running
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