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…

Running in the Dark

Now that we have set the clocks back for fall, many runners that have to run after work have been plunged into darkness. There are also a good number of people that choose to run at what I consider an insanely early hour (4:30 to 5), who are well accustomed to running in the dark. […] Read more…

Running Partners

Last week, I read a story about a husband and wife team who ran the Atlanta marathon in Georgia, and both won first place in their respective divisions. My first reaction was “Wow!” My second reaction– I don’t think I would EVER convince my husband to run a marathon (nor would either of us win)! […] Read more…

Running Is My Therapy

I am well aware of the fact that exercise releases endorphins–which is why it is often called nature’s “anti-depressant.” I don’t think I have ever fully grasped how much this is true for me, until my children were born. Running is my therapy–a daily appointment with myself. I have been a runner for most of […] Read more…

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