Saturday, March 25, 2006

Windy Runs

Boy, it was a windy one today. I find it is always a good idea to head out into the wind for the first half of the run and get warm (this time of year) and head back with the wind on your way home. That way, you won't get cold heading back into a wind sweaty. It is a wodnerful mental challenge as well. Not every day can be done in a perfect running climate, so days like today are a gift. They build character and strength and give us something to talk about later in the day:)

Happy Trails...

Friday, March 24, 2006

Spring Training

This is the time of year we start thinking of Summer, of goals to run, or bike or swim. The possibilities are endless. I am asked frequently how to start a training program. The key to succes is to start with where you are, rather than where you want to be.

If you want to train for a half marathon, find a program that starts with the same frequency of running you are currently doing. If you jump into a program that is too aggressive it will catch up with you and the risk for injury sky-rockets.

For those of you who are looking for structured training programs, I have developed a menu of programs from 5K - marathon on the site. There are tips from John "the Penguin" Bingham and training programs for every level!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

When Life Intervenes...

It has been awhile since my last post. I had goals to train, to run a Spring Ultra Marathon. The goals have been set aside and the miles shortened. Now, I run to stay strong and postive. I run to get through the emotional tornado that has ripped through my life. I run, because my dad can't.

My father has hit a rough spot in his life and in he is six weeks into radation for an in-operable brain tumor. What happens when life intervenes and turns it upside down? We run...

This blog is dedicated to my dad. His strength and will to live inspires me to live life to the fullest.