While reading a book on Zen, I thought of several ways that Zen relates to ultra-distance running. Here’s my take on Zen running.
What’s the difference between a runner and an ultra runner? Mental toughness. Here are 3 ways to build your mental toughness in sports — including running.
Taking time off does NOT mean doing nothing. Here’s a fact: Careless ultramarathon training is hazardous to your health. Here’s how to train in the off season.
Ultra running shoes tend to fall into 2 categories: minimalist or maximalist. Here are some things to think about before choosing the best shoes for you.
I like to walk. But these 5K training tips helped me improve my pace and physical endurance. They’ll help you too, if you’re preparing for your first 5K!
I don’t want to talk about the I-word. I’d prefer to ignore it and get on with my training. I have miles to log, races to run, and PR’s to break. I don’t have time for… well… you know… ‘that.’ Besides, that’s the stuff that happens to other runners, not me. Any problem I have […]
The low carb high fat diet (or ketogenic diet) is growing in popularity in the ultra-running community. Here’s what you need to know before you get started.
The fruitarian diet plan is usually a natural progression — from omnivore to vegetarian, vegan, raw foods, and finally fruitarian.
While training for a 50-mile ultramarathon, I signed up for my first 12-hour endurance race. Here are 5 of my ultra-running takeaways – helpful for newbies.
Beyond the marathon distance, 50k and 50-mile running events are where most people with ultramarathon aspirations begin. All ultramarathon training programs involve incrementally increasing the distance of your long runs. The training plan I recently followed for a 12-hour running event included doing several 20+ mile runs, consecutive weekends of running the marathon distance, and […]
Yes you can be an endurance athlete AND be vegan! Here are 7 simple ways for vegan athletes to get protein and other important nutrients in your diet.
Ultramarathon training is the next natural step after you’ve done a marathon or two. You can train and run an ultramarathon in 16 weeks. Here’s how!
Ready to ditch the running shoes for a better option? Here are the 3 best minimalist running shoes that give you the barefoot running experience while protecting your soles.
When you go running, do you take a full music playlist with you? Facts about running music and the degree to which it helps (or hurts) running performance.
Running shoes with toes or barefoot shoes make sense for runners. But minimalist running shoes are best when you’re making the transition to natural running.
If you’re wondering what it’s REALLY like to participate in a mud run obstacle course race, here’s the inside scoop. What you can expect and how to prepare for your first mud run event.
Preparing for your first mud run? These tips from experienced mud runners will be super helpful! Who knows what you can expect better than someone who’s actually participated in a mud run …or 2 or 3 or 4? Here are some little-known secrets that will help you prepare — and have more fun — at your very first mud run.
If you’re setting your sights on a breast cancer walk like the Komen 3-Day Walk – or one that’s similar – you might appreciate these tips that I’m eager to share with future participants. See what it was like for me… and what you can expect.
Even if you’re a brand new runner, yes you can do a half marathon within 6 months! You don’t have to remain a couch potato forever. Here’s everything you need to be ready for your first half marathon.
Thinking of participating in a fundraising walk or some other long walking event? Here are some helpful training tips that I learned firsthand after participating in my first Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk.
Wondering what are the necessities that you absolutely must have for a multi-day walk like the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure? Your training manual will include an excellent packing list of things you will need on your walk. Here, I’ll explain the importance of most of those things, along with some of my own helpful tips that I learned firsthand after participating in my first 3-day walk for charity.
60 miles? I can do that! That’s the motto from the commercials for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For the Cure 60-mile fundraising walk. And it became my motto when I began training and fundraising for my first charity walking event. Here’s what I learned…
Bike hoists are a great storage solution to free up floor space in your garage or apartment. If you’re considering a bike hoist as your bike storage solution, here’s what to look for plus how to install a bike hoist.
All the best winter training guidelines for triathletes in search of cold weather training tips for the off-season.
In this video, you’ll find some GREAT tips to prepare you for the open water swim portion of a triathlon.