7 Tips for Fueling for Performance

In a world that celebrates very few body types, it’s almost an act of rebellion to fuel for performance, rather than “diet and exercise.”  But fortunately, more female athletes are understanding the importance fueling adequately, and focusing more on athletic performance than pure aesthetics. … Read the rest

Summer Running Gear Essentials

Memorial Day has come and gone, which only means one thing.  Summer has officially arrived.  For a lot of runners, fall race training starts soon, if not now.  Summer running can be one tough beast, but running gear has come a long way to helping runners stay somewhat cool. … Read the rest

Summer Running: The Pros & Cons (& how to deal with them)

With Memorial Day just around the corner, and temperatures rising all over the country, it is clear that Summer is on its way.  And for some runners, the extra sunshine is a welcome guest.  For other runners, Summer running is a beast! … Read the rest

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

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

Bandera 100k UltraMarathon Race Recap

The One With All Of The Headlamps

Now that I’ve had some time to eat and sleep, I’m excited to share everything that went down at the Bandera 100k ultramarathon.  And believe me, there’s a whole lot to talk about.  From critter sightings to multiple headlamp issues, I’ve got lots of stories to tell. … Read the rest

UltraMarathon Drop Bag Tips

I RAN A 100K RACE!  Which is incredible, and hard, and a little bit traumatic if I’m being completely honest.  But it was an amazing experience, and I want to do a full race recap with all of the details later this week. … Read the rest