Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rules of the Road - My Winter Base Training Rules

Sue's near sightedness was a constant distraction during board meetings

I'm proud to say that, since the beginning of November up till now, I have not missed or skipped a workout of any type. Not a world record by any stretch, but six straight weeks of perfect training logs provided a much needed positive boost during a challenging stretch at work and at home. And with my baby girl not sleeping through the night almost that entire six week stretch, I'm pretty proud of that.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

New Balance MT110 Shoe Review

New Balance MT110 - titanium color scheme
I've been running in the New Balance MT20 for over a year now, and they have served me well. I've never run a lot on trails, but when I have, I've run solely in the MT20s. As trail running has become more a part of what I love to do, I've found the MT20s to be a great step forward, but somewhat lacking in one major area.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Winter Base - Gotta Start Somewhere

After the disaster that was the IMT Des Moines Marathon,  it was back to the drawing board for the rest of the year. Plotting out my racing for 2013, and planning a few triathlons in addition to my normal road racing, a little more resolve began to surface. But to get there, it's going to take a little winter base training. Here is how I plan to do it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Merrell Road Glove Review

Barefoot running is a fad. There. I said it. The sole of the human foot was not designed to run over broken glass or over jagged rocks. Which is why so many "barefoot runners" are obsessed with the funniest misnomer in running shoes today - "barefoot running shoes".

Friday, November 9, 2012

Perfectly Imperfect

Some people are planners, and some people are doers. And some people can mix the two, maybe 60/40 one way or the other. When I first began running, I tried to be 100/100. I wanted to not only have the perfect plan, but to execute it perfectly as well.