Daily Archives: June 7, 2014


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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Hydration

I once had a younger competitor ask me to watch his pre-race routine to see where he was going wrong. The young man told me that he would always get horrible side-aches that would destroy his races or even make him drop out. He hoped that simply rethinking his warm […]

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