Do you want to run faster? If you got some distance running under your belt and can consistently run 6 miles or more then you’re probably ready to add some speed-work to your workout plan and become a faster runner. As mentioned, it is necessary to have some running under your belt already to really see success. With running, distance comes first, then comes speed. When I started running I built up distance milestones first, then I added speed to master the same distance a bit faster and when I was able to run the same distance consistently faster than before that’s when I expanded my running distance again and the whole process repeated itself. [Read more…]
Two of the many of questions I get about my running is “Do you get hurt often?” and “How do I go back to running after an injury?”. It seems like many people associate running with getting injured and I do have an idea why. Running itself is a sport that can easily lead to injury under certain circumstances. Some reasons why you can get hurt when running are lack of fitness, wrong kind of shoes, bad running style/form, and running too fast. There are quite a few more ways how you can hurt yourself when running, but the ones I mentioned I partially experienced myself. The one thing I have to mention up front is that I have been very fortunate when it comes to running related injuries – except for a broken foot I have been spared from major injuries and I want to keep it that way. [Read more…]
Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow and that means an additional six weeks of Winter. Isn’t that exciting?! That little groundhog is showing us the way (in a fun way). Well, I checked the local forecast for this week and Phil knows his stuff. It is definitely going to be a very wintery week with temperatures going below zero (Fahrenheit) and we might even get more snow. I thought it was enough that the local Denver Broncos got beat-up in the Super Bowl, but apparently “the Denver Metro Area deserves more punishment”. Not funny! AT ALL! My marathon training has officially begun and I do not like those temperatures and the snow anymore.