The Task at Hand

The school district I teach for has shifted the timeframe in which students, families, and teachers learn their future class assignments. Instead of waiting until the summer, class rosters are now created in May and distributed to teachers and families before the summer hits. This week, I received my class roster for next year. That …

Why Hire a Running Coach? Invest Now to Save Later on Health Care

A 65-year-old, healthy couple can expect to spend $266,600 over the course of their retirement on Medicare premiums alone, according to HealthView Services. An estimate from Fidelity is a little less: $245,000. Neither estimates include out-of-pocket expenses or long-term care costs. (Link) The nation’s healthcare tab in 2016 surpassed $10,000 per person for the first …

Replacing Shoes

A runner of mine asked me a great question about shoes: How often should you change out your running shoes? A widely accepted range of use is between 300-500 miles. But why such a wide range of distance? Your weight. If two people were wearing the same shoes, but one person weighed 150 pounds and …

Pick Up Your Crap: How Quality Workouts Improve Your Running

Within a span of 24 hours, I had two runner buddies ask some variation of the following: “How, exactly, do quality workouts make you a better runner?” In the moment, I gave them each scientific answers detailing what’s happening in our bodies when we train at different intensity levels. But the more I thought about …