I’m sure you’re all wondering how my valiant attempt at 70 miles went this week. Well, I came down with the flu. Despite a fair dose of denial, and trying to “get out there anyway” the first few days, the reality has hit and I’ve spent the best part of the last 5 days here: […]
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Today was one of the coldest days of the year so far. I know, we’ve gotten soft with our winters lately, but -24C with the windchill still seems pretty cold to me – whether I’m used to it or not. SO, what do I do to get out the door on days like this? A […]
A few words about cross-training. I like it because: It helps prevent injury by maintaining a balance in your muscular strength It adds to your overall “functional fitness” and by this I mean, your ability to perform in other activities in life at a higher level, rather than just being really good at running in […]
Here’s the funny thing about perspective – it’s hard to really change yours until you’re really forced to see it from someone else’s. My days move along by my accomplishing tasks. I like to check one thing off the list and move onto the next. This mentality suits my running quite well, but I seem […]
As I attempt to get back to my former running times (from about 10-15 years ago) it’s interesting for me to make comparisons on how my training and approach to running has changed. I think I can attain my previous PB’s because I’m now more experienced, smarter, stronger (mentally – maybe even physically) and probably […]
Generally I think that “not having enough time” is not an excuse for not running. It’s about priorities and energy levels. You can wake up 30-45 minutes earlier than usual, and you can usually squeeze that same window into a lunch-time or evening run. My current frustration comes from trying to “up” my mileage from […]