A Blog about Coaching, Travel and Running

  • Ironman Madison 70.3 Race Recap

    Ironman Madison 70.3 Race Recap

    Race recap on the 2021 Ironman Madison 70.3 race. Great course and expertly organized.

  • Marathon Hydration

    I have run 20 marathons and have learned what hydration plans work and don’t work for me during a race. I have run multiple races in India, where I was already sweating in the start corral and races in the desert with 20% humidity. I live in Minnesota, where it can be -20f and 100f. […]

  • The Joys of Running in Cold Weather

    The cold weather brings with it a feeling of invigoration and excitement. For many, running in the cold can provide a sense of relief from the summer heat and humidity. But running in the cold isn’t just about feeling better – it brings a range of benefits, from improved performance to better physical and mental health.

  • The Anatomy of a Running Injury

    I demonstrate that using something like Training Peaks may or may not tell you when you are near an injury, and it is still better to listen to your body and STOP before it gets even worse. I will walk you through the work up to my injury, some screenshots from my Training Peaks, and how long it has taken me to get back to 100%. I also managed to keep running for 683 days before being sidelined by the injury, which I will explain further. If you want to see what my injuries were,

  • Honolulu Marathon Race Report

    This is my second time running the Honolulu Marathon. The first time I finished in 4:59 and by A Goal on this round was sub 4:20.

  • Coach / Pacer Bio

    Background I am a lifelong runner and have found a love for both running and coaching. During 5ks, I always like to talk about when someone is going to sign up for the marathon. During the marathon, I always find out when they are going to sign up for a 50k. (I think you see […]

  • How to do your own home workouts

    Coop Mitchell is the founder and owner of Garage Gym Reviews, where he identifies the best fitness equipment and helps people build gyms in their own homes. In this guide, he helps fitness enthusiasts identify their fitness goals and build a workout plan around them. You can check out the article on his site here. Hey, everyone—Coop […]

  • Important Coaching Names

    Percy Cerutty (Middle Distance Running) Bill Bowerman (Jogging) Arthur Lydiard (Running to the top) Bob Martin Peter Coe (Runner Program) Jack Danials https://runsmartproject.com/dr-jack-daniels/ Jeff Galloway (Run/Walk!) Roy Benson (Heart Rate Training) Tim Noakes (Lore of running) Pete Pfitzinger (Advanced Marathoning) Scott Douglas (Running books) Gordon Bakoulis (Coaching Team – New York Road Runners) Greg McMillian […]

  • Your Last Long Run

    My last long run of the season or my last long run of the year? When is it time to take a break and not do anymore long runs? Seven weeks ago, I developed a calf injury. I figured I could ease back and heal it while I ran. I got it from adding volume […]

  • RRCA Coaching!

    I am very excited to announce that I have passed my Road Runners Club of America Level 1 coaching certificate and passed my CPR/First Aid exam which now makes me an official RRCA Coach. This marks a new chapter in my life and I plan on working with runner on coaching. I’ll use this website […]

  • Building Discipline

    Yesterday’s article was about having some discipline in running, but it applies to everything I am doing. The discipline of running means building good habits that are productive and healthy. This is my start for my next six weeks of getting into the habit of writing. Just like running, we also have to get into […]

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