Hard Won Lessons

Hard Won Lessons

Hard Won Lessons It Only Took 20 Years To Learn I’ve been running for a long time – nearly 20 years. One major upside to running for that long is I’ve had plenty of time to pick up on a […]

6 Things Runners Should Never Do 

Things Runners Should Never Do

I’m not a big fan of ‘always’ and ‘never’ statements. I take them too literally. There are so few cases where never really means never. I always hated taking true/false exams for exactly this reason. Poorly written questions drive me […]

Awkward Running Moments We’ve All Had

awkward running moments

If you run enough miles, you eventually will have those moments. The awkward running moments that will leave you red-faced (and not from the workout) and hoping that no one else noticed. Some of the moments are just awkward. Other are […]

Building In An (Occasional) Out

Fitness Goal Exceptions

Many people (myself included), when setting up fitness resolutions, to-do lists, and action plans to achieve their fitness goals, think and plan in terms of absolutes: Thou shalt walk 10,000 steps every day, thou shalt go to the gym 3 times […]

Common Mistakes Runners Make With Their Skin

runners skin

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.  When I head out for a run, my legs get the glory […]

Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

Warriors Celebration Lake Merritt

Considering my mileage is still pretty low and my intentional workouts have been fairly short in my preparations for this fall’s Skyline To The Sea Marathon, I found myself utterly exhausted several times this week. Read my training kick-off and prior week training […]

Advice For Second Time Marathoners

Second Marathon Advice

There is a ton of advice for first-time marathoners. And a second burst of advice for advanced marathoners who are trying to qualify for Boston, but I think a frequently overlooked group of marathoners are those setting out to train for […]