I was planning to write a different, far more in depth post for this week but I came down with a cold and didn’t have the time and energy to finish it. So I’m writing this quick reminder instead.Continue reading “Tough time? Cut yourself some slack”
It’s that time of the year. Racing season is over for most of us. We may have a few winter races on the schedule but, generally, we’re looking at least a few months out before our next important races.
So what do we do with this time?
We build our base. Why? How?
You CAN run through the winter!
Winter is here! At least it is here in Wisconsin, where we got weather more like January than November in this past week.
That means it’s time for your annual reminder: winter running can be safe and, dare I say, even enjoyable with a few precautions. Continue reading “Winter running”
Many of us have recently finished our racing for the year. Whether an October marathon or fall season of shorter races, you’ve probably had ups and downs, good points and bad points.
How do you go over everything that has happened and glean out information that you can use for next year?
I recently discussed how to handle a bad race and how to get useful information out of that race but what about a good race? What about your training? There’s a lot more to think about and, surely, some of it went well while some didn’t.
Continue reading “How to review your racing season”
“Second is the first loser.”
It’s a common saying in sports. You hear it during playoff time in the major sports a lot. You sometimes hear it at races. Essentially, it’s all over the place.
The problem? It’s not true. If it were, we’d all be losers far more often than not.
Continue reading “Second is NOT the first loser”
As many of you surely know, I’m not a fan of diet fads.
Do you know what I am a fan of? Vitamin D (when you don’t get enough sun, as we in Wisconsin tend to fall short on in the winter) and training by feel.
Continue reading “Intermittent fasting, vitamin D, training by feel”
Last week, my daughter was generous enough to share a cold with me. At the same time, I heard from two runners I coach. One was battling what sounded like a pretty bad cold and the other was dealing with the flu.
It’s that time of the year again. People are getting ill and training is getting interrupted.
How significant should the interruption of your training be if you get ill? Well, it depends.
Continue reading “Running while ill”
“If you’ve never failed, you’re not trying.”
There is some truth to that quote. If we’re really trying to push our limits, then sometimes we will hit our limits and we will have a bad experience. If you’ve never had a bad race, how close are you to your limits?
What do we do when we have a bad race, though? How should we respond?
Continue reading “Four steps to getting past a bad race”
Do you identify with a brand? Do you always buy the same brand, maybe even the same model, of shoes? If so, I’d like you to consider breaking this habit.
This month, I’m going to two of my favorite sources. One for a topic I’ve discussed here before and the other for an interesting look at something new.
Continue reading “Keep your ankles strong, should you stretch or not?”