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As the Mill Spins

As the mill spins…whether the rapidly rotating windmill outdoors or more mundane treadmill indoors…each year spins so quickly and we have the opportunity to pause, reflect, and remember what we learned. What a fun and memorable year this has been: filled...

Overtraining

Overtraining: that dreaded taboo topic that no one should touch. Let’s go there. Raise your hand(s) if you’ve ever overtrained (raising both hands). It’s an important subject that surfaces periodically in many runner/athlete’s lives, including...

7×7 Running Challenge

Today, I completed an unusual 7X7 mathematical running challenge. No, it’s not related to football. But that’s where I got the idea for the numbers: those 7 on 7 drills that are so common for football success. I decided to attempt to run 7 miles or more on...

Rocky Road

Last Saturday, I experienced a rocky run in racing in the Cornhusker State Games 5k Road Race in Lincoln. I knew recovering from my back injury that this race would be a challenge. In fact, I almost did not enter due to injury/recovery. However, I decided to run this...

Injuries: How to Prevent, Treat, and Recover

Today’s blogpost topic is Injuries: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. I haven’t written about injuries in a long time and it is an important topic that many if not most of us will encounter at some point in our lives and athletic careers. So what...

Hydraquiver Single Barrel Vest Review

Earlier this year in January, I was fortunate enough to win a free OrangeMud hydraquiver vest in a twitterchat hosted by BibRave with OrangeMud as the special guest. After testing and using this vest successfully for several months, it’s time to review it for...

Why Our World Would End if Running Disappeared

Recently, I have become convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that our world would end (not just end as we know it but THE END) if running disappeared. Before you dismiss this hypothesis, let me make the case for this strong assertion. Running has become so basic and...

Run for Bridges Race Top 10

Last Saturday, March 12 I ran the Wilderness Park Run for the Bridges trail race for the first time: a race aimed at raising funds to restore bridges needing restoration on trails in Lincoln. ‘Twas a challenging and fun race course. This race was to be a 10 mile...

3 Quick Masters Run Tips

Today, I recorded a brief scope on quick tips for masters’ runners in particular. These tips apply to all runners but perhaps a little more towards those of us in the masters age group (over age 45). Here are the 3 tips: 1. Run slower, especially on long, slow run days. This one in particular […]

Today, I recorded a brief scope on quick tips for masters’ runners in particular. These tips apply to all runners but perhaps a little more towards those of us in the masters age group (over age 45). Here are the 3 tips: 1. Run slower, especially on long, slow...

PRECISE EXACTITUDE

Do you run with precise exactitude? Running and training for races is sort of like chiseling through rock with a hammer and chisel. Running mindfully should be that artistic, not just an exercise science. It’s important to make the right training decisions and...