How To Take A Rest Day

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Taking a rest day from running seems so easy – it’s a day off from running. And it is just that easy… and it isn’t. Runners fall into one of two camps: Those who love rest days and those who […]

9 Running Myths & What to Believe Instead

There are many things ‘they’ say about running. Things you may have heard from someone, somewhere, about running. Bits of common wisdom that might be true, might be a lie, or might be once-upon-a-time truths that have been debunked. Then […]

10-Minute Run Add-Ons To Improve Your Running

Non-Race Running Goals

One of the most common excuses for not getting a run in or not accomplishing a goal is ‘I don’t have the time,’ but not all running improvements are the result of long-term goals and a months-long commitment. Tiny actions, […]

Starting to Run Again After a Long Break

I’ve been running consistently for over 20 years. I usually train for two (or more) marathons each year. That is, until 2020. After I finished a leap day 50k, the lockdowns started. I took it as a sign the universe […]

Running in a Face Mask

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I’ve never liked running with something covering my face – even when running in cold weather. Sure, I’ll stand around at a cold race start line with a buff over my face, but the second the gun goes off, I […]

Foot Strength For Runners

Most strength training routines for runners focus on leg and core strength. Foam rolling usually focuses on the calves and quads. But one area that is almost always overlooked by runners when doing strength and mobility work is the feet. […]

It’s OK To Not Run

Since All This started, I’ve been writing a lot about how to stay motivated. How to set new goals and keep moving forward. Today, I’ll go full contrarian (and possibly commit runner sacrilege) and acknowledge that it’s OK if you […]

Running Form Ruiners

In the Before times, I regularly ran with my running club as a coach and pacer for its marathon training long runs. A few runners would take lots of photos and videos of the group, which were then shared on […]

Running Hills

I have a love/hate relationship with running hills. I hate them. They are hard. But I also love trail running (or more specifically, the views you only can see on your own two feet on the trail). Around me in […]