Eating and Running in Lexington

Anyone who’s hung around John’s enough knows that our conversations don’t go on very long without returning to food. Everyone likes eating, not the least runners. Serious runners need lots of calories to sustain their training regimen, recreational runners sometimes run to justify eating more. I’m in the middle of the two. Here I’ve combined […]

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Running Route Review Figg Lane

Lexington-area Route Reviews Maybe you inferred from my last entry but I love travel. That being said, the amount of time, money and energy that I invest in traveling belies the fact that I love Kentucky. The more I travel, the more I feel compelled to witness to Kentucky’s under-sung beauty with evangelistic zeal. My […]

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Top 5 Running Trails in Central Kentucky

Occasionally we get a customer who comes in and asks about trail running in our area. Unfortunately Lexington isn’t exactly Boulder or Chattanooga when it comes to trail running. That said there are a few places you can go that aren’t completely terrible. Here is my list of the Top 5 Running Trails in Central […]

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Ego and Competition

The ego is like a really high maintenance toddler. It’s self-centered, overly sensitive and it requires frequent placation. It’s penchant for aggression and self-deception has earned it a top spot on the hit list of most religions worldwide. And its true that no matter how modest the pursuit, success is apt to go to one’s […]

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University of Kentucky BioMotion Lab

I had a chance recently to visit the University of Kentucky BioMotion Lab, sometimes referred to as the U.K. Running Lab. They recently moved into their brand new facility on Rose St and the lab founder, Dr. Brian Noehren along with the lab coordinator, Chelsea Beegan were on hand to give me the grand tour. […]

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The Essentials of Run Commuting

It’s a well-publicized piece of running lore: Former marathon world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie honed his ability (and idiosyncratic form) at an early age by running ten kilometers to and from school each day. This tale, with rural Ethiopia as its backdrop, is easy to dramatize as perseverance triumphing over adversity. In spite of the world […]

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5 Tips for Staying Motivated

5 Tips for Staying Motivated When You Stop Running Personal Bests I have competed at a high level for quite a few years now, so I almost forget what it is like to be a beginner. I still get the excitement of starting again after a season break. I definitely get the rush when I race/workout […]

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8 Reasons to Take a Break From Running

Of all my Secret to Success posts, I honestly think this is one of the most important, and one of the most overlooked factors when it comes to peaking for the races that you care about the most. A lot of runners are terrified to take even a few days off after the season for […]

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