12 More Amazing Podcasts for Runners

After an incredibly long hiatus, road races are finally back on!  And with the sometimes grueling Summer season upon us, most runners are starting to plan their training schedules.  For me, training for a road or trail race isn’t going to happen unless I have something amazing to listen to. … Read the rest

Focusing On Strength

My mileage is back up to what I would consider a fairly reasonable level. Running 40-50 miles has always been a pretty comfortable place for my body, and it gives me the opportunity to focus on other area’s without ditching running all together.… Read the rest

Running In The Dark – And Staying Safe

Runners around the world are probably counting down the hours until daylight savings time.  Why?  Because while the rest of the world may love being able to sleep in late on the weekends without the rude intrusion of early morning sunlight, runners generally don’t love strolling up and down dark roads. … Read the rest

Running Without Races

This week was a nice, slow return to running and CrossFitting.  This is the first time in several years that I have been running without races on the horizon.  It definitely means that I’m approaching my running differently, but I’m having a great time so. … Read the rest

Recovering From A Bad Run

When I first started running, every mile felt like a Herculean effort.  It took months, but once my runs started to feel less like I was dying, and more like I was moving, I really enjoyed my training.  Mostly.  So, I was really surprised when a few weeks later, I had what I thought was the worst run of my life. … Read the rest

Running Breaks

I have to be honest, I am still riding high on last week’s race memories.  It’s funny how the memories change over time, and you have a more difficult time remembering all the struggles in detail, but the feeling of crossing the finish line is still so fresh. … Read the rest

4 Signs of OverTraining

With 2020 being such a cluster of a year, I wasn’t surprised to hear that more athletes are finding themselves over-exercising.  Not familiar with that particular term?  Well, before we get started, it’s important to know that just about any healthy coping skill for dealing with emotional difficulties can become unhealthy once it becomes compulsive. … Read the rest

Diet Culture & Athletes

Since the beginning of humanity, people have been differentiated from animals through our level of self-awareness.  We know that we are people, that we have thoughts, and that we have self-determination.  Which can be really great.  But it also means that we are generally consumed with thinking about……ourselves. … Read the rest

Surviving Ultramarathon Training

My last week of 75+ miles is finally in the rear view! As much as I love high mileage training, going from 50 mile training to 100k back to back has really drained my energy reserves. Surviving ultramarathon training has been a lot more challenging than I thought it would be, but I’ve learned so much about trail running and racing that I’m excited to share.… Read the rest

Strength Training for Runners

Mileage stayed up this, but I had a few more struggles than last week.  It’s finally the last month of training, and I am beyond ready for a little training break after this race.  My CrossFit box started a new strength cycle this week, which meant retesting some of the olympic lifts to get 1 rep max numbers to base percentages off of. … Read the rest