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...
What’s next? 

What’s next? 

Recently, I had a grandfather of a high school runner ask me for some tips on what they could do during the off-season to improve. He told me about the kid’s fast times, goals of running in college, successes and frustrations. I told him congrats. Then I blindsided...
Top Five Holiday Gifts for Runners

Top Five Holiday Gifts for Runners

What to get the runner who has it all? Secret Santa running club ideas needed? Stocking stuffers for your favorite marathoner? Although picking out the perfect holiday gift for a loved one can be challenging, picking out the perfect holiday gift for the runner in your...
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...
Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Think back to your 3rd grade self. You’re between 8-9 years old. You’re learning so much in school! You’re starting to read independently, learn multiplication and division, and you might even be able to walk to the bus stop by yourself.  Now think...