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EMBARRASSED TO RUN IN FRONT OF OTHERS?

Posted on July 29, 2013

When I first started to run, I hated doing it in front of others.  I was fat, slow, out of shape, and terribly self conscious.  I believed that everyone who saw me was thinking, “look at that loser over there, he should just stop running, and go back to the couch”.   It made it so… Read full article


IS “RUNNERS HIGH” REAL?

Posted on April 4, 2013

When I first began running, I believed that “runners high” was a fairy tale.  The only feeling I had experienced was one I referred to as “running sucks”.  It hurt, both physically and mentally.  I couldn’t conceive of a feeling during a run that I would ever refer to as a “high”.  Now I know… Read full article


“BACK TO BACK” HARD WORKOUTS ARE NOT THE WAY TO GO.

Posted on March 20, 2013

There is an ideal intensity for every type of workout.  Long runs done to increase your aerobic ability should be done at a nice easy effort level.  Drills such as tempo running, or intervals need to be done at a much higher intensity.  Hitting the correct intensity level for your respective workout is crucial to… Read full article


Running in the snow is possible (and often great)

Posted on February 21, 2013

I love running in the snow.  There is something about the quiet, and brightness that really makes for a great run.   The only problem is that it can be so darn slippery and dangerous.  I have already discussed a mechanical way to deal with this issue in my article, snow chains for your sneakers.  Now I… Read full article