What’s Got Next? New Running Goals, New Plans

Wave Rider 18_7

In yesterday’s post I alluded to feeling dissatisfied with my training recently. Although it happens almost every year, a combination of a long, hot summer, cross country season, where I spend more time coaching than training my own self, and, did I mention hot weather, makes sliding into a running slump pretty easy. My runs […]

Top of the Local News: OUR Anniversary!

Anniversary7

It’s Our Anniversary! Fifteen years ago today, my husband Alan and I woke up at about 4:00 in the morning, dressed in running clothes, and drove to Palm Springs to run the Tram Road Challenge. We had done this many times, in fact, we had met each other three years previously at that race. In […]

Train Smarter: 5 Ways to PR Running Three Days a Week

Race PR

Personal Record. PR. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? For many runners, setting a personal best time in a race is their ultimate goal. It also may seem unattainable, requiring hours and days of training that just aren’t possible for some athletes. While running five or six days a week may seem […]

The Accomplishments of Others

Inland Empire

I’m a little under the weather this weekend. At first I blamed it on allergies (even though I’ve never really been allergic to anything) because they are scalping and reseeding the grass here in the desert, which leaves the air dusty and full of all those things that makes allergy sufferers go wild. I finally […]

A Multi Purpose Speed Workout

Multi Purpose Workout

As most runners know, doing some kind of speed training can really help your race times improve.  Interval training can improve your VO2 Max, increase your lactate threshold, correct your form, and is an important part of your strategy to improve your overall running performance. Many speed workouts are goal specific. Generally speaking, your speed […]

5 Tips for Running Faster at Any Race Distance

Running Faster

Whether you’re training for a 5k, running a half marathon, trying to qualify for Boston, or just aiming to improve your running, if you are like many runners you’d like to be able to run faster. There are some hard and fast truths about running. Certain things that, no matter what distance you are training […]