Running is hard. The difficult is a big part of the reason that people have a hard time developing a consistent running practice, and it’s why running a 10k, half-marathon, or full marathon is such an accomplishment. A lot of beginner runners assume that after a few weeks of training, running will get easier. … Read the rest
Running and nutrition have long been synonymous, and for a long time runners were told that lighter = faster. Thankfully, runners like Mary Cain, Tina Muir, and Amelia Boone are getting honest about the pressure to stay small, and how it has negatively impacted not only their running performance, but their mental health. … Read the rest
This week was an interesting one. We had a bit of travel, a bit of weather, a whole lot of running, and some bad weather. We had some rain, we had some heat, we had some cold, and we had a lot of wind. … Read the rest
Every runner has heard that it’s important to incorporate strength training and core work into their weekly routine, and for good reason. Running is a high-impact, repetitive movement that can be hard on the body. But runners like to run, and a lot of the time runners don’t like much else.… Read the rest
Around this time of year running trails and gyms seem to explode with traffic. While some may complain about the new faces, it always makes me happy to see people motivated to pursue health with more intention. Sticking with a new running or exercise habit can be difficult, though. … Read the rest
This week was New Years, and while I’m not a huge fan of resolutions, I am a fan of reflection and learning. I realized during my long run that I have consistently been working out consistently, in some form or fashion, for a decade at this point.