Running During the Holidays

Running During the Holidays

OK, so the title of this is pretty obvious 🙂  One of the things that I love about the holidays is the food. I’ll admit that I’ve had some issues in my past with “portion control” which caused a significant weight gain for me, but once I...
Guide to Off-Season Training

Guide to Off-Season Training

Now that December is here, winter winds and snow are coming. For most runners, winter provides an optimal time to take a step back and evaluate your training program. Whether it’s completely taking a break from running or simply reducing your mileage and running easy...
The Importance of Cross-Training

The Importance of Cross-Training

What is one thing that has been proven to prevent injury, promote recovery, improve fitness and enhance motivation in runners? Cross-training. Strength training, flexibility training, and endurance cross-training, such as biking or swimming, are the perfect supplement...
Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

For a couple of years after college, I lived and worked in the mountains of south-central Colorado at 9000 feet at a conference center. I had charge of a herd of 20 horses and a small staff of wranglers. We led rides into the mountains, and I teamed up with a...
Two Heads May be Better than One

Two Heads May be Better than One

When it comes to running, I am a lone wolf. I may occasionally run with a friend but never regularly. For the most part I enjoy running alone. I train alone, I run races alone, and I always run my daily run alone. Running is my ME time. I have never joined a running...