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 […]

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 […]

Want to Reduce Injury Risk? Increase Your Running Cadence

I ignored the knee pain when it first started – the pain was barely noticeable. It was probably just some phantom soreness after a hard run. I still wasn’t too concerned when I felt the pain again the next day during a run.  This time it was a bit more localized on my inner knee, […]

Getting Faster With Progression Runs – 30 Minute Runner 2.0

The 30 Minute Runner 2.0 experiment has entered into a new phase. After three weeks of base training with easy mileage, I’m now ready to start added some variety to my workouts – including the progression run. I’m still in the “introductory” running period of the Run Faster program, so these first few workouts are […]