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

Endurance Racing – It’s Going to Hurt

When I tell people that I run marathons for fun, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How much does that hurt?”  The answer is simple.  It hurts a lot.  And it hurts in places you wouldn’t think of. … Read the rest

Running A Virtual Marathon – Weekly Recap – 3.15.20

This was an interesting week to say the least. Tuesday, I finally got the confirmation that my marathon had been cancelled, and just like that I knew there was no way for me to Boston Qualify this season. I knew the email was coming, but reading the words, I had that feeling so eloquently described in Mean Girls.… Read the rest

Managing A High Mileage Week – Weekly Recap – 3.7.20

I’m pretty pumped to share how my high mileage week went. As of Sunday, my marathon has not announced if it will be cancelled, but I’m operating under the assumption that it will. Nevertheless, I’ll keep training until I get confirmation.… Read the rest

Getting the Most Out of Your Garmin Watch

When I first started running, determining my pacing and distance meant relying treadmills at the gym and using tracking apps that forced me to carry my phone at all times.  There were some GPS capable watches, but they were way outside my broke college student budget at the time. 
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Running Gear Essentials for Spring

Spring has definitely sprung here in south Texas.  The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and my sinuses are in full and complete revolt.  Despite the congestion, I really love running in the Spring.  Shorts and a light long-sleeve shirt weather is the best! … Read the rest

Hansons Marathon Method Plan – What to Consider

I’m about halfway through week 14 of the Hansons Marathon Method training program, for the second time.  The high mileage, the tough workouts, the draining intensity; it’s all catching up to me for sure.  I know the cumulative fatigue and physical stress is serving a purpose and making me stronger, but this training plan is not for the faint of heart. … Read the rest