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

Running Injury During Training – Weekly Recap – 8.16.20

This week started off, well interesting.  On Sunday, I took a little bit of a trail spill at about mile 9.  I didn’t trip, like I normally do, but hit some loose dirt on a turn and just kinda slid off the trail a bit. … Read the rest

Surviving High Mileage Training Weeks – Weekly Recap – 7.19.20

This week, we were back up to high mileage training.  I’ve been anxious to see big numbers in my training, and I’m definitely starting to feel like I’m really training for an ultra-marathon.  As part of my training, I had previously thought about doing a 100 mile week as a fun challenge for myself, after watching Ethan Newberry document his 100 mile for his YouTube show The Ginger Runner. … Read the rest

Recovery Weeks – Weekly Recap – 6.14.20

This was definitely a week of transition for me. My running programming had this week scheduled as a recovery week, which I didn’t hate one bit. I also spent some time figuring out where I want to workout since leaving my CrossFit box last 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

Marathon Training Plan Round Up

Training for a half or full marathon is never an easy undertaking; especially if you are starting training in the heat of Summer. But there’s a whole lot of truth to the saying that Fall races are won in Summer. So if you have your sights set on a race that is (hopefully) happening anytime between September and November, now is the time to start considering your training plan.… Read the rest

The Best Fitness Apps In 2020

I’m gonna date myself here, but there were no iPhones in existence when I started running and working out in college.  Which meant there wasn’t a single fitness app available.  Crazy, right?  Thankfully, technology has come a long way and there are more workout, lifting, nutrition, and running apps than I could ever need. … 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