My Ideal Off-Season Running Schedule

running schedule

I often joke about it, but it’s true – I’m a good marathoner because I’m a planner. If I’m training for a marathon, it means I have 18 weeks (at least) of training runs laid out in my calendar. Color-coded, of course […]

Ways To Measure Running Success

Measuring Running Success

It’s More Than Finish Time People like to measure and quantify, it’s just in our natures. Runners are no different – we like to measure our running success. All too often (in my opinion, anyway) we only look to finish […]

6 Things I Don’t Runderstand

What I Dont Understand About Running

I know a lot about running. I won’t even pretend to be humble about it. I’ve been running for over 20 years and have done everything from tiny little fun runs to an ultra marathon. I’ve coached and paced countless […]

Words To Banish From Your Run

Your brain isn’t all that smart. When you talk to yourself (and you should), your brain can’t really tell the difference between when you tell yourself the truth and when you tell yourself a lie. What you say to yourself (even […]

How To Be A More Environmentally Conscious Runner

Environmentally Conscious Runner

All things considered, running is a pretty low-impact sport on the environment. But there are a few glaring exceptions. We carry gel packs that can easily be dropped (accidentally or otherwise). We leave little footprints that are fine on marked […]

My (mostly) Irrational Running Fears

irrational running fears

I’m an over-thinker. Even more so when I’m out doing a long run, simply because a long run means I have a whole lotta time to think without a whole lot else to think about. On a multi-hour long run, […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 17

oakland marathon recap 17

One last Oakland Marathon recap! I have one more week of training, but next week is mostly rest and a few short runs. The only real question for the week is if I’ll do the 2-mile run on the calendar […]

Finish Line Decisions

Finishing a race you’ve trained for (seemingly forever), is an emotional experience. I’ve found this particularly true of marathons, where training basically takes over your life for months, but it’s true of any race. Whether the day went according to […]

7 Things Experienced Runners Do

Experienced Runners

After running hundreds of miles over many years (if not decades), experienced runners have learned a few things about what works, what doesn’t, and how to make running a life-long habit. What Experienced Runners Do I sure don’t feel old […]