Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How To Tie Your Running (or ANY!!!) Shoes

Wait, you put on your socks before you put on your shoes!? I've had it wrong all of this time!
Think tying your shoes is so easy? Do your shoes always come untied when you're running, heck, all of the time!? Have you been teaching your children the wrong way to tie their shoes the whole time?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Update to "Why I Hate (and Love) My Treadmill"

An update to that last post on treadmill training

Why I Hate (and Love) My Treadmill

Remember, if possible, try try TRY to get out on the roads and trails. Your legs work in a completely different way on treadmill versus on the roads. I could tell a huge difference today - did my long run on a treadmill on Saturday, and my legs did not know what was going on for about two miles today back out on the trail.

Anyway, read this great article from Triathlete.com in this past post!

Why I Hate (and Love) My Treadmill

(For more from Triathlete.com go to Past Features)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Time to Get Serious - Action Items Spring 2012

Sometimes you're the foot, sometimes you're the ball
Here in Iowa, we have had one of the most mild winters in recent memory. The pond that sits next to our house has started to thaw out, and liquid water has breached in a few spots. There are few, if any, piles of snow in any of the yards in the neighborhood. And the most telling evidence of all that Spring is only a month away - kids walking to school in shorts and a t-shirt. In 30 F temps (already covered my thoughts on this End of the World (Part II)).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The End of The World (Part II)

Alright, so my last post about the end of the world (2012 - End of Time (as we know it)) was all about running and life changes. Today, only about half of it is about running.. That may be an high estimate. We'll see. The remainder will be venting.

I am typically an optimist. OK, not all of the time, but at least half of the time. Primarily after a really strong cup of coffee. However, to fulfill my desire to go on a rant... (click "Read More" to...read more)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tempo Tuesday Song of the Day - Fat Tuesday edition

With Temp Tuesday around the corner, a little motivation is in order. I'll admit it, I don't get too deep into my music. I don't listen to lyrics for meaning. I don't look to it to inspire me on to greater. I do, however, crank up my iPod on occasion and blast out Motorhead, Social Distortion, Pantera, Ministry, the Pixies, or any of the bevy of 80's New Wave you'll find in my bottomless collection on iTunes.

So, enjoy. Kick Tuesday right in its fat face.