When it's winter time I complain because it is so cold that I feel like no matter how many layers I put on, I am STILL cold. When it is Summer time, and the weather is hot, I complain because I walk only a few feet and I can feel sweat beginning to drip down… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Summer
It's Spring time where I live, which means rain. Although, I thought the saying was "April showers bring May flowers". Regardless, I feel like I have been running in the rain a lot recently. This is a big step for me. I used to classify myself as a "fair weather" runner. After graduating college, I… Continue reading Mile Repeats
It doesn't happen overnight. Some have natural abilities, and may be able to run remarkably good times with little training, but even those individuals must work if they want to get faster. You put into it, what you want to get out of it. For me, I am fortunate. I believe I was born with… Continue reading How to Run Faster
I believe that every athlete has high aspirations for themselves. It just comes with the nature of being in competition. Goals drive me. I love dreaming of accomplishing what I want to achieve. I enjoy challenging myself along the way with hopes of achieving that goal. And when that goal finally is accomplished, it is… Continue reading Setting Goals as an Athlete
Each runner is an individual, and each workout, therefore must be individualized. When I was in college, I ran the 800 meters. Why is beyond me! Now I don't desire to even attempt that distance at the previous speed I used to run it at. Well, when I was in college, we had two different… Continue reading The Best Running Workout for You?
When running is absent from my life, I almost become sluggish, and don't feel like I have as much energy. It seems counterintuitive. How could exercise make you have MORE energy? Exercise is a complex thing. It can affect so many aspects of the human body. I have heard the saying "if exercise were a pill,… Continue reading Exercise Offers Immediate Benefits
It seems funny. If you want to be good at something, you should practice that one thing, right? That's what makes the most sense. However, in athletics, especially as a runner, it is important to not JUST run. Running develops specific muscles, and leaves others at a deficit. It works a good amount of your… Continue reading Cross Training is Beneficial for Running