Anatomy Of A Pace Band

Pace Band

Note: Post contains affiliate links. Items purchased via these links may provide me the funds to afford energy gel. Thanks for subsidizing my GU habit. Read my full affiliate policy.   Many races offer pace bands for runners to use […]

Race Day Strategies: Running With A Pace Group

Pace Group on Race Day

It is increasingly common for races to have pace groups for marathons and half marathons. I’m even seeing more 10ks and shorter distances with pacers. With a good race strategy and a little planning, a pace group can be a […]

Race Day Strategies: Dealing With Race Day Crowds

Big Sur Marathon Start Line Tent

Strategies For The Crowd Averse Runner Marathons are getting bigger every year. The largest marathons like Chicago and New York are both now nearing 50,000 participants. It’s great that running and marathons are gaining in popularity, and I know many […]

How To Pick Your First Half Marathon

Picking your first half marathon

For many first-time half marathoners, picking their first race is simple. There is a home-town race or a race they have always dreamed of doing. But for others, it can be a surprisingly hard decision. If you don’t know which race […]

Aid Station Etiquette For Runners and Volunteers

Aid Station Etiquette

Races are generally straight forward affairs (literally). You start and then you run forward until you hit the finish line. But one area can potentially cause trouble: the aid station. At aid stations, runners can cut each other off (hopefully […]

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 […]