Preparing For The Risks Of Trail Running

Risks of trail running

I recently came across an article in Runners World about the Mt. Marathon race in Alaska. The Mt. Marathon race sounds insane. It’s run every year on July 4 and while the race is short (under 4 miles), it runs […]

Why Are So Many Running Phrases Negative?

Running Phrases

I felt like I was channeling my inner Andy Rooney with this admittedly rather curmudgeonly post, but sometimes I just can’t get an idea out of my head… I was recently looking up phrases with the word ‘run’ or ‘running’ […]

I Wrote A Book!

half marathon training day by day

So I did a thing- I wrote a book! I know it’s totally cliche, but writing a book has been on my bucket list forever. Time to cross it off the list! Running and Writing Now more than ever, the […]

Types of Runs We’ve All Had

Types of run

Last weekend, I volunteered at an aid station for the Double Dipsea race, a notoriously difficult (and very famous) trail race in the Bay Area. While we were setting up, all the volunteers (all veteran runners, racers, and race volunteers) […]

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 […]

Why You Should Occasionally Run Naked (not literally!)

RunningWithoutAWatch

 The Benefits Of Running Without Technology Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE my Garmin (I currently use a Garmin [amazon_textlink asin=’B00RY1YWSO’ text=’Fenix 3′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’sarakurth-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8de8da0d-7215-44bb-b0b3-406a2da13709′ alt=”Fenix3″] and adore it!). I love having it calculate my distance and […]

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 […]