It’s okay to take a break: the importance of rest days for running performance

When you are in the swing of a training program, it can be very difficult to convince yourself to take a rest day. It seems to be human nature to think that more training, no matter how you feel, will equal faster running times. This line of thinking can destroy any chance of reaching your […]

Returning to running

One of the most common stories in my local running club is “How I returned from running.” The story usually begins with how the person ran during high school, or even college, and then stopped. This running break often lasts as long as 15-20 years. These runners cite all kinds of reasons for getting back […]