Speed Workouts for Every Race Goal – Blogger Round Up

Most runners on the roads and trails want to do one of two things; run further or run faster.  Some may even want to try and do both simultaneously (which can be somewhat risky).  Because running is such an individualistic sport, what helps your running buddy improve their race pace may not work for you. … 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

Three Tempo Run Workouts to Improve Speed

If you’ve been running for any decent period of time, chances are you’re looking for ways of improving your pace and speed.  If this is you, you’ve probably come across the term “tempo run,” as a suggestion for helping you achieve your goal. … Read the rest

Time Hacks for Busy Runners

Every running plan can be adapted and adjusted to meet individual needs.  However every single training plan has one thing in common; running takes time.  And the more you love the sport, it becomes more likely that your running habit will become more time consuming. … Read the rest

Hill Workouts – Weekly Recap – 6.28.20

Happy belated Fourth of July!  While my boys and I don’t generally go all out for this summer holiday, I do love having some time off work.  I started off the week with an extra weekend day, because I took a day off for the boys’ birthday last week. … Read the rest

10 Habits of Fast, Strong Runners

About 6 years ago, I hit a major running plateau.  I trained harder and harder, but come race day my results just weren’t changing.  It was incredibly frustrating, and humbling.  At that point, I started reaching out to other runners I knew, and I realized that we all had some differences in training preferences. … 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

Summer Running Gear Essentials

Over the last several weeks, summer sure has made itself known.  With rising temperatures, longer days, and muggy mornings, it is clear that running strategies and gear need to be adjusted to accommodate the demands of summer running.  Even though it has been offensively hot here in Texas, I have still been able to keep my training on track, with a little help from my friends. … Read the rest