What To Do When It All Goes Wrong On Race Day

Wrong on Race Day

You can do everything right in training. You can do all of the training runs, nail the speed work, do each and every strength and stretching session, and carbo load to perfection. Sometimes you can do all of that and […]

Expecting the Unexpected on Race Day

expecting the unexpected

I now live in the Bay Area, so it’s pretty easy to be lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to the possibility of terrible race day weather. We may get the occasional sprinkle in winter, but […]

The Marathon Expo: Don’t Psych Yourself Out

Big Sur Marathon expo

Many beginning marathoners underestimate how much of a mental challenge training for a marathon is. The physical challenge is obvious, but the mental part can take them by surprise. I’ve had trainees at the start of a training program flat out not […]

Keeping the Pace

Pacer Shirts

I’ve mentioned a few times that I have been a race and training program pacer. My guess is that many people may not know what that means, especially if you don’t race in larger races that are more likely to […]

When Average is so Much More. Setting Race Goals

Armstrong Redwoods State Park

Objectively speaking, I’m an average, middle of the pack runner. This doesn’t bother me in the slightest. My race goals are based on my achievements, not those of the others who show up on race day. There are many ways […]