Runners for Dummies-Chapter 2 Don’t honk at the runners! Plus, other tips to keeping your runner happy

Here’s the best-selling guide to taking care of your runner. Do you have a runner in your life? This fun, friendly guide to runners prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics – housebreaking, feeding, training – to the latest on runner care, supporting your runner, and the new designer breeds ofContinue reading “Runners for Dummies-Chapter 2 Don’t honk at the runners! Plus, other tips to keeping your runner happy”

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     This giveaway is now closed Terms and conditions apply Giveaway ends February 15 at 11:59 AM CT. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the US only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected at random and be notified by email.By enter this contest, you agreeContinue reading ” Runcanvas Give away-closed”

2017 week 5 recap- 11 weeks until the Boston Marathon

  Whoa!  I don’t even know where this week went.  I have been super busy, I feel like I blinked and a whole week went by.  I was a ball of nerves.  Knowing I had a race at the end of the week, really gets my nerves going.  It wasn’t a goal race, but IContinue reading “2017 week 5 recap- 11 weeks until the Boston Marathon”

Training to be a mentally stronger runner

What makes a strong runner? If you have two runners, of absolutely equal physical ability, which one is going to win?  I would say the runner that is mentally stronger. Do you think that the person who always wins a race is the most fit? I certainly do not.  One of my favorite running buddiesContinue reading “Training to be a mentally stronger runner”

What is the purpose of your run today?

Are you working toward a new distance or a time goal? If you are, you need to think about this title question every day, before you head out the door.  What is the purpose of this run?  When you are training, you are applying a stimulus or stress to the body.  That stress will hopefullyContinue reading “What is the purpose of your run today?”

2017 Week 3 Recap- 13 Weeks from Boston Marathon

  I had a great week last week.  I hope you guys did too! The weather was prime marathon training conditions here.  Temperatures in the 50s and a light wind most of the week. We didn’t see a whole lot of sun, but I won’t be picky after the ice last week.                   RunningContinue reading “2017 Week 3 Recap- 13 Weeks from Boston Marathon”

Support your local running stores! They bring so much to your running community!

In my last post “Join a Running Group” I briefly mentioned checking out your local running store to find group runs in your area.  Many local running store will host group runs, and if they don’t they will be able to give you information on groups in available in your area. Many runners will lookContinue reading “Support your local running stores! They bring so much to your running community!”

2017 Week 2 Recap-14 weeks Before Boston Marathon

2017 Week 2 Recap-14 weeks Until Boston Marathon! Happy Martin Luther King Day! This week was a lot better compared to week 1.  I am ending the week feeling stronger and much more confident.  I was really excited to get my marathon training cycle started and begin working with my new coach.  (You can readContinue reading “2017 Week 2 Recap-14 weeks Before Boston Marathon”