How many times have you heard this one from some well-meaning, non-runner: “If you keep up with all that running, it’s going to ruin your knees. Pretty soon, you won’t be even be able to walk.” If I had a breakfast taco for every single time I’ve heard that, I could compete with Taco Bell.Read More
Fueling your body is just as important as fueling your car if you plan to do any sort of distance. There is a ton of information out there on what to eat, how to eat it, and how much to eat. I, to be perfectly honest, am a little bit lazy and unmotivated when it comes to food, so I’ve come up with a few strategies to make my diet as good as it can be (given my personal constraints).Read More
Tempted by sugary staff room treats and/or a caffeine “fix” come 3 pm?
As runners, our afternoon snack choices play an important part in our training. Indulging in mid-afternoon sweet treats may be satisfying going down, BUT will leave you lethargic come 5pm and in most cases, unmotivated to get in a scheduled evening track workout.Read More
Some runners love to stretch. You often see them breaking for a quick stretch in the park, limbering up for a race, or hanging around post-run chatting while posing in strange positions. Could these activities actually be harming them? Every once in a while, along with the latest training fad, you may hear “stretching is bad for you” or “you should only stretch dynamically” or “men can stretch before running, but women shouldn’t”…really?Read More