Monthly Archives: June 2014


The Fab 50 – The Best Non-Marathon Race in each State

If you’ve been in the running world for a while, you’ve probably heard of the 50 States Marathon Club. This club is for people who have run a marathon in each of the 50 states. During John’s Running Vacation this past weekend, one of our campers mentioned the brilliant idea of doing […]

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Confessions of a Former Pro Runner

  I wanted to break from the typical discussions and just lay out and easy read on a question I get often, “How do the pros train?” While my history does not speak for all pro runners, it should give you a glimpse into the training life of a professional […]

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Where’s the Motivation?

The most important step of every exercise plan, whether it is the “couch to 5k” or a build up to the Olympic Games, is getting off the couch… and not sitting back down for too long. We all know phases like, “Consistency is key” or “if at first you don’t […]

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I’m INJURED! Now what?!

We’ve all been there. You thought you were finally getting into shape, that slow jog was finally becoming comfortable…well, manageable, and then, “BOOM!” out of nowhere you wake up and can hardly walk to the bathroom. Your foot, or calf, or quad is throbbing. You pray, “anything but this!” Something […]

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.…But I’m Not Really a Runner

On a daily basis people go into running shops across the country to buy running shoes but they preface the first words that leave their lips with, “… but I’m not really a runner.” Every time I hear someone say this I cringe, not because I am thinking, “Oh, another […]

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