Running seems like easiest sport on the planet. You learned how to do it when you were about two years old and you’ve been practicing
For the first time in my ultramarathon career I had to do something that I’d never done before. I stopped racing an event for the
It’s always easy to think about running your own race, but much harder to do when you are in the middle of it. It’s exciting
South San Francisco : For close to 30 years, I have lived in the South San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. It’s known for
“I wish I had another two weeks to train. Then I’d feel ready,” Nedis said to me one week before her first 100k event. She
I always marvel at those runners who are able to race back to back events. Part of me wishes I could do that. The reality is there are few athletes than can get away with that kind of schedule.
For those of us who are living a more common life with family, jobs, and other duties, it takes careful planning to find that balance between training and competing. Even then I meet several athletes who just don’t seem to know when to race and when to rest.
While I could very well focus solely on young elites, I actually enjoy working with women who are in the 40+ category. I find they are often more disciplined, committed, goal oriented, focused and willing to do the hard work to improve their performance. I asked some of my top performers to share their views on how they feel about aging and performance.
You see, training is not just about going out every day and putting in the miles or following a recipe for weight loss. It’s not subscribing to an exercise program that you find in the current edition of Women’s Health Magazine. It’s about knowing your limits.
Have you ever DNF’d a race? That’s the acronym for Did Not Finish. It’s that moment during your race when something inside your head says, I am done…
One of the key ingredients to being a good athlete in any sport is to have a strong core.