I have been blessed to have many great running friends. Some I actually run with too! Among those are a longtime friend Jessica Lynn. I have known and been running with Jessica since she joined the Running Fit 501 training program back in 2008. We have shared many stories about families, kids, grandkids, and of … More Celebrating The Half
Unfortunately, this is not an April Fool’s joke. A few days ago, while out for my regular weekday morning run, I somehow managed to stumble along the sidewalk, take a tumble and roll, and managed to fracture the fifth metatarsal bone in my right foot. Until the other day I could not identify this bone … More No April Fool Here
For some, the first sign of spring is seeing a robin, for others, it’s opening day and the start of the baseball season, for runners it’s running the first race of the new year! The first race of the year also represents the end to wearing layers of clothing, no more running through snow or icy conditions, the wind can now be your friend and not your enemy. Here in southeast Michigan that means it’s time to run the Rock CF Half Marathon/5K. … More Ready, Set, Go !
Every competitive runner has faced their spring and even early summer races being cancelled or rescheduled. This obviously causes one to re-shift their training plans. But what about maintaining your motivation? How can you remain motivated when your next targeted race is now at least several months if not more away? How can you manage … More Staying Motivated During Covid Times
Despite the beautiful view of a Michigan winter scene that includes a somewhat worn path by previous runners, you may be better off to simply forego the layers of running clothes and stay indoors on certain winter days. Consider the “pluses and minuses” of treacherous winter conditions with respect to your training. On the “plus” … More Looks Can Be Deceiving
Wasn’t it was just last week when I paid my entry to run the 2017 Detroit Marathon? (actually it was last May). I had many weeks to train, I had everything mapped out ahead, and now, I wake up today realizing the only thing left on my training regime is to break in my new … More My Detroit Marathon, Past to Now
What does the typical builder/developer tract house have in common with most marathoners today? If you are a runner you might see yourself in the answer! … More Out Of The Box, Housing and Training
It’s official, after being referred to as “Coach” by many of my running friends for years I can now officially call myself “Coach”. Following several years of comfortable procrastination a series of circumstances over the past several months combined to enable me to become a nationally certified running coach via the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) coaching certification program … More It’s Official!
I like to think that when I make a promise, I keep a promise so this post represents a promise I made to the entire world via Face Book recently. Add to this is the fact that 67% of my devoted followers (yes, 2 people) actually asked for the story behind this picture so here … More The Story Behind The Picture
While most folks are focusing on the year ahead part of my mind remains in last year. Last year was one of my most memorable years of running. Not because of fast race times but more because I am still running at my age and competing at a solid level. The year began in Boston … More A New Age For a New Year