I really enjoy reading the training logs of others. It's a bit like eavesdropping on someone's personal conversation and I like being able to compare and contrast other's training against my own. I also feel like it can enhance my own training and gives me ideas for new workouts that I can use later. Right … Continue reading Training log, week of September 19-25
This is a topic I've grappled with for some time now. It's not what you think though. No, I don't struggle with running in different weather scenarios. What I struggle with is the self imposed limitations I experience from my own inner demons as well as the ones I see frequently plaguing others. Let me … Continue reading A few tips for running in any kind of weather
When it comes to training for races, I have taken a very low key approach in the last year. In the first 5 or so years of my running life, I always utilized training plans that specified the number of miles to run on each day and at what pace. Paces were broken down into … Continue reading Marathon Training, Week?????
As distance runners, we often talk at length about our long runs. No other run inspires as much passion, anxiety, preparation or recovery as the long run. We build entire training plans around them. We obsess over this run more then any other run. We make plans weeks in advance. We go to bed early … Continue reading The Long Run
In the past, I have gone out at night to run on a dark and secluded trail. I usually do this for two reasons; training for a race, and because it's enjoyable. If I know I am going to be racing at night, I think it's important to train in race like conditions. It gives … Continue reading Accidental Nighttime Trail Running