Would you rather…

Let's play a little game of "would you rather" this morning... Would you rather finish a race thinking, "I could've run harder," OR "I could've run smarter?" There are times in which we let fear dictate our effort.  It could be the fear of pain from running a little faster, or the fear of overexerting yourself too …

Bad weather? TOUGH.

What a fun time of year for weather, or so says my laundry.  The last bit of clothes I folded included my shortest shorts, as well as my most serious cold weather gear.  We've had some beautiful, sunny days in the 70s, wind chills below freezing, and everything in-between.  It's almost as if the weather …

Predictable SUCKS

Trail running seems to be gaining some serious traction lately, and for good reason.  I’ve been running on trails myself for the last 25 years, before shoe companies ever really made trail specific shoes, and I can honestly say that there was always something that drew me there.  I think I’m finally starting to figure …

Headlamp Living

The recent turning of the clocks had me thinking about all of the running I had been doing in the dark with a headlamp, especially on the trails of PA.  That practice has actually become something I’ve grown to enjoy.  It took a little reflection to figure out why that is, but I think I …

Daylight Is Coming…

Finding races over the past year has been very strange.  Some have kept their dates.  Some have shifted to different seasons.  Some have capped numbers, while others have opted for altered courses and wave starts.  Some have cancelled altogether and have offered deferrals for 2021.  Some 2021 races are ALREADY shifting and deferring!  Training for …

Weekly Update 2/22/21

Let's talk about intentionality.  If you're going for a run, you better be intentional about its purpose, and adjust your focus accordingly.  Recovery day?  Take it EASY.  Long run?  Practice your fueling and cadence.  Tempo workout?  Hone in on the right pace.  Hill reps?  Quick feet and a proper arm swing.   If you're blessed …

Weekly Update 2/15/21

This past Saturday I ran a pretty difficult long run workout in preparation for an April race.  (Spring race performances, by the way, are made in January and February.  But that's a topic for another email!)  Luckily, I was joined by three other gentlemen that are just as nuts as I am.  While we didn't …

YOU Have Control…

I was once asked in an interview what percentage of the things that happened to me I had complete control over, and what percentage I had no control over whatsoever. 50/50? 70/30? ?/?? It was an unexpected question and it threw me a bit. For the life of me I cannot remember how I answered …