The Road to Running Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions” is a common saying. My basic understanding of the saying is that people have a way of screwing things up even though they do not have any malicious intent. A Wikipedia article on the saying includes three different meanings: Individuals may have good intentions but never […]

Put Your Brain on Auto Pilot to Run Faster

Runners have a way of over-thinking things during a race. Have any of the following thoughts ever crossed your mind while racing? “Oh no! I don’t feel as good as I expected. Today is just not my day.” “Why is Jim/Sally/Megan ahead of me right now, I beat him/her by over a minute the last […]

A Simple Formula To Calculate Calorie Intake

One of the great running books that I have read recently is the Hansons Marathon Method. I’m not necessarily going to run a marathon anytime soon, but I was interested in the training principles that are part of the Hansons running team. An excellent section of the book was on nutrition for runners. I have […]

Preparing the Calves for Speed Workouts

Having a running blog can be a lot of fun when things are going well. It’s great to be able to talk about running accomplishments and exciting workouts completed. However, it can be a real drag when the injury bug hits and running becomes painful. This is why my blog postings have really fallen off […]

Postural Restoration Institute – Hope For My Running Injuries?

As a runner, is there anything worse than injuries? Good lord! As I’ve chronicled in my prior posts, I’m battling the dreaded injury bug on two fronts: (1) a nasty case of runner’s knee localized on my inner knee, and (2) a recurrence of a terrible upper back/trapezius pain that I mistakenly thought I had […]

Can Blowing Up a Balloon Decrease Back Pain?

As I stated in a prior post, I’ve recently started having some fairly serious upper back pain. The pain is localized in the upper trapezius area and flares up about 20-30 minutes into a run.  I have had this injury before and thought that I had it under control by doing some trapezius strengthening exercises […]