I am sure there are more than five but I wish someone had told me, or I had had the foresight to tell another runner, these five things at the start of my running career. You have to remember that I didn’t start running until the wonderful age of 46 with my “baby” of the… Continue reading Five Things I Wish I’d Known
Yes, a title like that could get into just about any topic and maybe I will. Or maybe I’ll stick to the topic I was thinking of when I came up with the title. I’m having trouble staying focused this time of year. Normally, because of a spring marathon on the horizon, it is not… Continue reading This Time of Year
With a new year starting, I am sure most of us runners are plotting out our 2016 race schedule. I know I like to have a list of races by the beginning of the year for several reasons. I don’t want to miss a great January race. I also find I manage to keep my mileage steady if I… Continue reading Do You Re-Run Races?
With the beginning of each new year comes the reminder to renew my membership to my local running club. If you are a runner, you should do the same. Below is a piece I wrote several years ago. If a membership in your local running club was not on your holiday wish list, consider joining… Continue reading Join a Running Club
I’ve posted this on various social media sites but want all you readers to know that I am so excited to be an ambassador for the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate again for the 2016 race. There are some big changes for y’all to look forward to. The first year of this race… Continue reading Asheville Marathon and Half
I think I have finally filled out the rest of my year’s racing calendar. There is a mix of local and not so local races. June will be race 10 and possibly race 11.The Vestal XX this Saturday is a favorite of mine. I couldn’t run it last year due to injury so am excited,… Continue reading Races and My Ever-Filling Calendar
I have some races that I like to run every year. After my summer of injury recovery, I have only one race – a half marathon – that I have actually run all three years I have been running. Part of the problem is it is so hard to plan for races. Let’s look at… Continue reading Planning a Race Schedule
This weekend is the annual running of the Boilermaker 15K Road Race. The great part about the Boilermaker is the finish is at a huge party at the F.X.. Matt Brewery where Saranac beer is brewed. The two hour post-race party has a great band and free beer. No, this is not about the race… Continue reading Again and Again and Again
Training runs are for more than training my legs for the marathon that is to come. I am also trying to test different nutritional plans for the run. I am not talking about what I eat pre-race. I have that down. I know just what is best for a 26.2 mile run. I am talking… Continue reading Race Day Nutrition Planning
I love to run but the cost of running races, even smaller ones, is expensive. I want to be able to space out my registrations over time. Unfortunately, I discovered today that I have missed out on the February half marathon I wanted to run as I didn’t have the money in time and it… Continue reading What Does It Cost to Run?