“You have the knees of a 30-year-old!” That’s what an orthopedic surgeon told me recently while viewing x-rays of both of my knees. “You have no signs of osteoarthritis whatsoever–I’m surprised with all of the running you do…” He probably also wanted to say “…and for a woman of your advanced age…” but he didn’t […]
In this video, I share some tips for running with good form, which will help you run faster while reducing your chances of incurring a running-related injury. Enjoy!
For the past four weeks, I’ve been piloting a cadence-based training program. By cadence-based, I mean that each workout in the program streams through my headphones as I run (and walk) to the beat of the music while I learn and put into practice how to run with better form. And throughout the four weeks, […]
Anything worth doing takes time, right? Well, that’s what I used to think, especially when training for an upcoming race. “The only way to get faster and to be well-prepared is to train longer and harder,” I thought.
Taking Longer Strides is Only 50% of the Speed Equation From a mathematical perspective, there are two parts to the speed equation: stride length and cadence. You probably already know that taking longer strides will help you run faster. And you also know that you don’t want to stretch your leg way out in front […]
Two years ago I ran my first Ultramarathon at the gorgeous Riverbend Park, in Jupiter, FL. As the 2019 running of this fat-ass style event is approaching (you can sign-up right up until race day for free), here is a reposting of my Race Report from October 1, 2017. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Race Report: Riverbend 50K Ultra […]
(Originally published 8/12/2018) How do I begin to tell the tale of this epic half marathon that took place yesterday? Since I’ve posted about the race venue on a page dedicated specifically to this race, I’ll start with how I prepped for it yesterday morning. Raceday Morning Prep Since the start time for this race […]
Top Ten Tips for Running in Sand Running in Sand There is no doubt in any runner’s mind that running in sand is more challenging than running on just about any other type of terrain. In fact, science tells us that running in sand takes 20 to 60 percent more energy than running on firmer […]