Archives for February 2015

Lessons Learned from My First 16 Marathons

Since I’m less than 2 weeks away from my next 50k, I’ve been reflecting on my marathon journey so far. It’s no surprise that I have a completely different mindset now than I did when I ran my first marathon in 2008. Hopefully you can learn from some of my mistakes so you don’t personally […]

FAQ Friday: What are your top 5 races for 2015?

Choosing a favorite race is a bit like choosing a favorite child. It’s pretty much impossible to do. Each race has its own vibe & positive aspects. Having said that, these are the 5 races I’m most looking forward to in 2015. They are all marathons or ultras since that is my primary focus right […]

Cross Training: Core Exercises (and a Giveaway)

A strong core can be a great benefit to runners. It can improve your form, allowing you to stay more upright while running. When you slump over you compress your diaphragm, which inhibits your ability to take a deep breath. Your core is also responsible for stabilizing your body while you run. The more stable […]

FAQ Friday: What Qualities Do You Look for in Running Apparel? (Apparel Giveaway)

In order to get the most out of your workouts you need to be comfortable, right? You shouldn’t have to be so concerned with having a wardrobe failure that you can’t concentrate on the task at hand. There are a few qualities that I always look for in workout apparel regardless of the season. (If […]

Perfection Is the Enemy of Progress

We all know the feeling when everything seems to just fall into place. Everything seems perfect. Your plan is working well, and at times you feel almost invincible. Then life gets in the way. You may miss a workout or two. Maybe you have a nagging injury that pops up and you just can’t ignore […]