What I (Really) Want for Christmas plus a Training Recap

This man

So Far So Good My training this month has been pretty good. I’ve managed to increase my mileage consistently, make to to yoga fairly regularly, and even slip in a Pilates reformer workout here and there. At this middle point in the month, I’m just where I want to be in my base training for […]

Starting with a Bang…

Yoga

Starting with a Bang… Well, you know what comes after that phrase. As I began MY Season last week, I built great momentum.  As planned I started my base training runs in preparation for the SLO Marathon in April. That part was fine, but I also plunged right into yoga, going to three classes in […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 Running Myths You May Still Believe

Mt Carmel

Running. It seems easy, doesn’t it? Put on your shoes and run out the door. I even tell my coaching clients that running is a simple sport. You don’t need much equipment besides good shoes. But wait! Should those shoes be supportive or minimal? Or should I go barefoot? Do I need socks? What should […]

Pin It Party: It’s All About Running

Marathon Recovery

It’s that time again! Another Pin It Party is coming at you! Lindsay, over at the Lean Green Bean, I, and a lot of other bloggers will be sharing some of our favorite pinnable posts from the last few months! Make sure to check out Lindsay’s post, where you will also find a list of […]