Cutdown Runs

Tomorrow’s workout will be a cutdown run. Until I starting working with my coach, I had no idea what a cutdown run was. I have since run a few, and learned the rationale for why these runs can be an effective tool to add to your training arsenal. They are also a good workout to […] Read more…

The Treadmill – Good vs. Evil

I know the mere mention of this apparatus is enough to send many runners fleeing for the hills, but the reality is that sometimes it is a necessary evil.I am very familiar with running on the treadmill since I do it twice a week. Because I am at home with my two boys, and my […] Read more…

Running and Mommy Guilt

After listening to one of the Another Mother Runner podcasts during my long runyesterday, I spent some time thinking about one of the subjects being discussed: mommy guilt. I think as mothers we often put ourselves last on the list of priorities when it comes to our families. We are so busy scheduling out our […] Read more…

Long Run on the Cape

The verdict is in on the compression socks–they worked! I have virtually no residual soreness in the legs and feet after my 13 mile long run this morning. I was originally supposed to do miles 10-12 at 8:20 or better, but that was just not happening this morning. I ran 5 yesterday at about 4:30 […] Read more…

Compression Socks for the 30-something

There is a great little running store in Providence called Rhode Runner. I love this store for a number of reasons: 1) These stores are becoming few and far between as they continue to fall prey to larger outlets like Sports Authority and Dick’s 2) the people who work in the stores are runners themselves, […] Read more…

Core Work for Running

So, I am pretty sure the last time I did a core workout was before I was pregnant with my second son. That would be about, oh, two years ago? I made a resolution this fall to work more on my core muscles to help make me a stronger and faster runner. A couple of […] Read more…

Running in the Fall

The fall is my favorite season of the year, hands down. I realized this after living in San Diego for 4 1/2 years in my early twenties. Though I loved the hospitable climate of San Diego, if you are from the Northeast, the San Diego weather does get a little monotonous. Seriously, how many times […] Read more…

Tempo Runs – Pacing

Still sore from yesterday’s tempo run, but I will confess that I am a true believer in how important these runs are. Since I have been focusing on 5k races for much of the fall, I have been doing more intervals than tempo runs, but that will change as I start to focus on the […] Read more…

Choosing the Right Race

So I am in the process of choosing a spring half marathon….Luckily, since this distance continues to increase in popularity, there is no shortage of choices. I am looking for a race that has a scenic course, adequate aid stations, and a festive race atmosphere–I am even willing to travel in order to meet aforementioned […] Read more…

Run Like a Mother

Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving–and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity is one of the funniest books I have read in quite a while. I purchased the book for my Kindle on a whim after reading about it somewhere. The books is a collection of information from a large group of […] Read more…

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