All things training. Mostly advice and tips but maybe questions, general comments, or who knows what else.

Racing in bad conditions

2002 Lakefront Marathon

The 2002 Lakefront Marathon was run on a day with 25-30 mile per hour winds gusting to 50 miles per hour. Almost the entire race was run with a headwind.

Over its history, the Boston Marathon has included snow, historic winds and extreme heat. On a few occasions, they even have had good conditions.

Don’t turn your world upside down

The new year is here! Did you create some resolutions or just set some running goals for the new year that you’re ready to chase down?

Whether the goals are focused on process/training (maybe weekly or yearly miles, maybe a certain training schedule or amount of auxiliary training) or focused on an outcome (such as reaching a qualifying time or simply a time goal for a given race or distance) you might have big plans about how you’re going to revamp your training to accomplish the goals.

Just don’t change too much, too soon.

Set goals, then forget about them?

It’s goal setting time again! I’ve written plenty in the past about setting goals (such as here, here, here and here). I’m going to take a break from that this time to discuss what you should do after you set your goals.

It may seem obvious. Set a goal, get it in front of you constantly and chase it down! How hard is that to figure out, right?

Well, I’d actually suggest a different path.

Winter running

You CAN run through the winter!

Winter is here! At least here in Wisconsin, it is. In fact, it hit in a big way this week with snow and January like temperatures and wind.

That means it’s time for your annual reminder: winter running can be safe and, dare I say, even enjoyable with a few precautions.

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