How To Handle Panic Training

Panic Training

So here’s the scenario: you signed up for a race months ago with every intention of training for it. You were excited to train for it. You had a great training plan, but then life got in the way, and […]

Puffin Picks May 2019

Puffin Picks 0519

I’m still in between training cycles, so I haven’t been running a ton (though that will be changing soon!). But that doesn’t mean I’m sitting around twiddling my thumbs! I’ve been keeping busy, meaning my picks are mostly non-running related […]

Overheard At The Marathon Expo

Overheard at the marathon expo

Several times a year, I act as a pacer for various marathons and half marathons. When I’m a pacer, I often find myself spending a bunch of time manning the pacer booth at the race expo, answering questions and promoting […]

Mistakes Runners Can’t Stop Making

Mistakes Runners keep making

Even the most experienced runners will make mistakes when running – making bad food or clothing choices. Running long runs at a pace that’s way too fast. After some runs, the couch may look so tempting to nap on – […]

Talking To Non-Runners About Running

Talking To Non-runners

I divide the people in my life into two major categories: runners and non-runners. The runners I largely know through various running clubs and fitness classes. With these people, my conversations are largely running focused: What are you training for? […]

When Is The Best Time To Run? 

Time Of Day To Run

Some runners swear by morning runs. For others, their day isn’t complete without a group run in the evening. There is no single ‘best time’ to run. I’ve read any number of studies that have claimed to find the ‘right’ […]

Puffin Picks April

Puffin Pick

After my 50 mile race, I’m focusing on two things: rest and recovery. I might be focusing too much on recovery (read: I might be getting a touch lazy), but I’ll get back to it soon enough. Read prior Puffin […]