3 Reasons Why Some Runs Are Tougher Than Others – 30 Minute Runner

Dead legs. Trouble breathing. Aches and pains. Some runs are just tougher than others. I had a really tough run yesterday.  It was frustrating because I wasn’t doing anything special – just a standard 5 mile run at an easy pace.  However, by mile 3 I felt terrible and, at the end of the run, […]

The Consistent Secret to Running Sucess

Over two thousand years ago, a Greek King named Pyrrhus of Epirus and his army fought soldiers of the Roman Empire at the Italian city of Asculum.  Unlike so many others who attempted to stand up to the growing empire, Pyrrhus and his army actually won the battle. However, the battle was extremely costly for Pyrrhus […]

Building A Training Base: What Workouts Should I Run?

My experience of the “introductory period” of Coach Hudson’s Run Faster training plan continues. Currently, my running has only included easy runs to build mileage, a few (short) long runs, and a few sessions of hill sprints to build strength and help prevent injury. While my training has been fairly routine during these first few […]

Building the Base for Hood to Coast – 30 Minute Runner 2.0

The more things change the more they stay the same. Although I’m shifting to a different training plan, my running last week wasn’t all that different to my old plan – minus the 10-20-30 workouts. Training in the “Introductory Period” As I mentioned in my post explaining the 30 Minute Runner 2.0 plan, I am […]

Always Injured? Try Running Hill Sprints

As I mentioned in my prior post, I am a big fan of the book Run Faster by Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald.  One of the most interesting parts of the book is the discussion on “hill sprints” as way to reduce running injuries. Don’t Hills Cause Injuries? This was my first reaction when I […]

Welcome to 30 Minute Runner 2.0. Let’s Do This – 30 Minute Runner

Welcome to 30 Minute Runner 2.0.  As chronicled in the last few posts of the series, 30 Minute Runner 1.0 was a pretty big failure.  My original goal was to see how fast I could run a 5k with only 30 minutes of running per day.  My plan was to do easy 30 minute runs […]