Running Inspiration

WOW– talk about running inspiration! If that doesn’t make you lace up the sneakers and head out for your run this weekend, I don’t know what will! I read about Ben in a Runner’s World issue a couple of months ago, but I had yet to watch the video he put together. Typical of many […] Read more…

GPS for Running – Garmin or iPhone Apps?

Many runners have become reliant on their Garmins or smart phone running apps to provide instant feedback on their pace and distance. I know I’m not alone in wondering: which one is the more accurate in terms of GPS for running? It turns out that there is not a lot of readily available information on […] Read more…

pool running

Pool Running

Yesterday I went to the doctor just to check up on shin soreness in my left leg. The good new is that it is not a  stress fracture, but likely a soft tissue injury. The bad news is no running for this chica for the next two weeks! So, rather than lament the runs I […] Read more…

Minimalist Shoes- What’s the Deal?

Now that some in the media have had a sneak peak at the 2012 shoe line-up, the word is out. The minimalist trend in running shoes continues to gain momentum. For those of you unfamiliar with the minimalist shoe movement, it began shortly after the release of Born to Run. After suffering several running injuries, […] Read more…

Running With Music

There are many times in a workout when running with music is the only thing that seems to keep me going– especially a power song from my playlist. Music has an unbelievable ability to motivate you to pick up the pace (and if you choose songs with 180 bpm, it will also help your cadence!). Although […] Read more…

Ice Bath Intro

For many people training for the half-marathon and marathon, long runs are an essential part of the training plan. Unfortunately, these runs can leave your legs feeling like they have lost the spring in their step. This occurs during long runs, because you are experiencing tiny little tears in the muscle tissue in your legs. […] Read more…

Road ID Sweepstakes

As many of my readers know, I believe strongly in running with proper identification. Back in October, I ran a race and received  a $15 gift certificate from Road ID as part of an age group award. Because I already have a Road ID, I would like to pass this gift certificate on to one of […] Read more…

Setting a Goal Race Time

Setting a Goal Race Time

I am not sure where exactly I heard about the A, B, C method of setting a goal race time, but I LOVE it! When you go into a race with one goal in mind, and you miss that goal, you can find yourself in a funk for quite a while. The disappointment of not […] Read more…

Motivation to Run

Marathon runners practice on ‘Road of Death’ (www.msnbc.com) Jamal Osman, Channel 4 Europe, spent a week filming Somalia’s 5000 meter runner Abdinasir Ibrahim and his fellow athletes, who dream of competing next year in London. The athletes have to dodge bullets and navigate armed roadblocks to get to training. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/42979117#42979117 Some days you find yourself […] Read more…

Rest Days

Why is it that runners are so stubborn about taking rest days –even when they REALLY need them? I know when I was younger, I used to run every day. Rest days did not exist in my vocabulary. My obsessive nature prevented me from taking a day off, as if I would somehow lose fitness […] Read more…

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