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 […]
The other day I was viewing my Instagram feed, when I came across a photo that made me do a double-take. The picture in question was of two runners crossing the 5K finish line at the end of a sprint triathlon. The reason I had to look twice was because of the disparity between the […]
I’m a nerd for science. I take a very scientific approach to everything I do. It’s just the way I was built. And so when it comes to learning how to run faster, I’m very scientific about it as well. From my UESCA training, I understand the mechanics of running form, the gait cycle, and […]
Disappointment and then Relief As I started thinking about what to call my new running program last year, I really wanted to be able to snag the name “Running to the Beat”, but after a little searching I found that the name and associated URL had already been taken. The website in question is run […]