Races and Marathons Post Pandemic – What to Expect

Who could have expected that 90% of the 2020 road and trail racing season would be cancelled due to a pandemic?  It was definitely not what I expected a year ago, but here we are.  And it seems like we might finally be reaching a point where racing can be a possibility again. … Read the rest

Racing During Training – Weekly Recap – 9.6.20

Technically, this week was a de-load or recovery week, which meant lower mileage and more recovery.  Honestly, at this point in training for a 50 miler, there isn’t very much in the way “low mileage” happening, so it doesn’t quite feel like a training break. … Read the rest

Beating Boredom On Your Runs – Weekly Recap – 8.23.20

Much like last week, this week started off somewhat rough.  My brother in law being in town was so much fun, but also a little rough on my recovery.  After my long run on Saturday, I was not feeling very motivated for my second long run of the week. … Read the rest

How to Maintain Fitness Between Races

One of the hardest questions for any runner to answer right now, is “what’s the next race on your calendar?”  Because we want to both laugh and cry when we say, “who the hell knows at this point.”  Some of us might have hopeful, tentative dates marked on the calendar that we are training for, just in case. … Read the rest

Managing Fatigue In Training – Weekly Recap – 5.2.20

This week was a fairly easy going base building week, with a mixture of road and trail miles. My body continues to feel pretty good and strong overall, I’m still loving the trails, but I am still somewhat tired. Not dragging myself around the house like a narcoleptic level of tired, but also not having any difficult getting to sleep.… Read the rest

Running Base Training is Exhausting – Weekly Recap – 4.26.20

Even after a fairly high volume weekend, I’m happy to report that my body seemed to be holding up well, and I continued my Running Base Training for the majority of the week. It was another week that included some road runs, some trail runs, and a whole lot of home CrossFit workouts.… Read the rest

Insane Things Only Runners Understand

This weekend I decided to complete and endurance challenge that entailed running one mile every hour for 24 hours.  For fun.  And as I was clicking away the hours, I started thinking about what a unique group of people runners are. … Read the rest

What to Eat Before Running

What’s one of the best parts of endurance running?  The increased caloric demands definitely makes the top of the list of for me.  Now, I am not someone that subscribes to the “earn your meals” mentality, but I am someone who wants to fuel enough to train efficiently. … Read the rest

Running Base Training – Weekly Recap – 4.4.20

This was another mellow week for me and my boys (there’s a shelter in place theme happening here).  On Sunday I kicked off my running base training with 8 miles on the Leon Creek Greenway with my 6 year old, and then kept most of my weekly runs in the morning before work. … Read the rest

Running After A Marathon – Weekly Review – 3.29.20

This week was a nice mixture of rest and recovery, and getting back into the swing of things.  I’ve gotten a few questions on my thoughts about running after a marathon, and I think it’s a hard subject to give blanket advice on timeline wise.  … Read the rest