Training

Topo Athletic Road Shoes: What, When, and Why

Topo Athletic Road Shoes: What, When, and Why

According to a recent survey conducted by the Huffington Post, women over the age of 18 own 20 pairs of shoes on average. If they’re considering only regular, non-athletic shoes, this statistic is way off base for me; I typically cycle between no more than three […]

Stay The Course

Stay The Course

One of my family’s all time favorite movies is The Patriot, a historical fiction war film set during the American Revolutionary War. During any given family gathering, it’s not uncommon to hear one or more quotes from the movie tossed out: “A dog is a […]

New Year’s Resolutions: 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: 2017

Cliché or not, a new year is beginning, and that means it’s time for resolutions. After looking back on 2016 and analyzing my training (the good, the bad, and the ugly!), I have come up with my four running-related New Year’s resolutions for 2017: Make […]

ShinTekk: Small Device, Big Impact

ShinTekk: Small Device, Big Impact

Throughout most of high school and college, I was invincible. The only real injuries I ever sustained were two minor overuse injuries – bursitis in my hip my senior year of high school and tendinitis in my left knee my senior year of college. Both […]

Marshal Your Ambition

Marshal Your Ambition

“He wanted to impart some of the truths Bruce Denton had taught him, that you don’t become a runner by winning a morning workout. The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many days, weeks, months, and […]

Handwritten Running Logs

Handwritten Running Logs

Handwritten running logs are quickly becoming obsolete. With computer programs like Microsoft Word and Excel and online websites and platforms such as Strava and Running2Win, there are an increasing number of options available to runners of all levels. And, in this technological age where convenience […]

Injury, Invincibility, and The Wandering Mind

Injury, Invincibility, and The Wandering Mind

The internet is an incredible thing. It allows the average person access to an entire world of information. With just a few clicks of a button, anyone can learn everything there is to know about whatever they want. A person can spend hours reading and learning and […]

RunPro Camp – A Crash Course in Elite Distance Running

RunPro Camp – A Crash Course in Elite Distance Running

Last weekend, I attended a camp hosted by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) called RunPro Camp. It wasn’t so much a camp as it was a conference, complete with name tags, an agenda, and a plethora of highly qualified speakers. The goal of the annually held camp is […]