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Calming Pre-Race Jitters

Do you ever get pre-race jitters before a race? Sometimes I do, depending on the length of the race, how I feel, and the weather conditions for the race. Over the years, I’ve learned some things that can help with managing and reducing pre-race jitters or nerves...

Love Tapering?

Beginning tapering for the Empyrean 5k Trail Run next weekend today, I reflected upon embracing the taper phase of training for races today on Periscope. Hopefully a week of tapering for a 5k is optimal. Back in May of last year, I found a 3-week taper optimal for a full marathon before running a 4:19 […]

Beginning tapering for the Empyrean 5k Trail Run next weekend today, I reflected upon embracing the taper phase of training for races today on Periscope. Hopefully a week of tapering for a 5k is optimal. Back in May of last year, I found a 3-week taper optimal for a...

Tapering Tips: RGS Blab Show Episode 7

On November 30, the week before I ran the Laughlin/Bullhead Half-marathon (aka Run Laughlin), I recorded this Blab show containing my top 10 tapering tips on Move It Monday. Enjoy!

On November 30, the week before I ran the Laughlin/Bullhead Half-marathon (aka Run Laughlin), I recorded this Blab show containing my top 10 tapering tips on Move It Monday. Enjoy!...

Snowy Tapering Tips

Tapering: Is there any subject that frustrates runners more? Perhaps injuries is the only topic that is even close. Few topics have been as difficult for me to address than tapering. As a serious runner, I always feel like I should be running more and with higher intensity in the weeks before a race. But […]

Tapering: Is there any subject that frustrates runners more? Perhaps injuries is the only topic that is even close. Few topics have been as difficult for me to address than tapering. As a serious runner, I always feel like I should be running more and with higher...

Relax! It’s Ultra Week!

Happy Ultra Week! Finally, the last week of ultra training has arrived. And with it the “taper madness” that accompanies the end of distance training for a lengthy race. In six days on Saturday, I am running my first ultramarathon, the Market-to-Market 50k. It just became a lot more real seeing that the race directors […]

Happy Ultra Week! Finally, the last week of ultra training has arrived. And with it the “taper madness” that accompanies the end of distance training for a lengthy race. In six days on Saturday, I am running my first ultramarathon, the Market-to-Market...