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.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Un-Taper, or, Thank God I can Run Again

Marathon build up is always an exciting time. A lot of miles and hours of training logged, a pair of shoes or two retired, and the satisfaction of working hard towards a goal (even when it doesn't work out the way you want). The last few years, though, it has been a bit of a sad time for me.