I have posted this video before, but it came up in a conversation I was having yesterday and I wanted to share again.
The important things to remember is that even if you are one of these awkward runners you are welcome at Run Richmond. We may encourage some changes in running form, but you are certainly welcome.
We can talk all down about how adversity can wreck our lives. Or how adversity has kept us from doing what it is that we feel called to do. What I think we need to be doing is trying to look at adversity from a different perspective. Adversity is what makes us stronger. I whole-heartedly believe that adversity is required to make us grow. That is to grow mentally or physically. Continue reading Exercise IS Planned Adversity
Workout of the Week #2 “Death By Speed Work”
I know, you only run for fun and relaxation, not to induce pain. Speed Work for most of us could be equated with torture like waterboarding, electric shock, or dinner with the In-laws (I being the exception have great In-laws). So we hit the road and get our miles. We run some tempo runs, some long slow distance and even throw in a few trail runs but we plateau and we never improve. In comes the feared enemy, most of us love to avoid, known as speed work.
So before you click past this blog and erase it from your brain. Let me tell you what it is, and what its not. There are different schools of though on this topic but for me, Continue reading Workout of the Week #2
If you are like my partner and relatively new to running or an old grizzled veteran, its nice to hear from someone else out there grinding just like you. And everyone likes to encourage his or her friend or child to be the guinea pig and try something new or even get back on the horse again. Mix in a crazy goal with this and then you have the premise of this 7-week winter blog. Continue reading Workout of the Week
My church, Crossroads, has started a new series called Resilient. The first thing I can tell you is that Crossroads does an amazing job of making things interesting. The promo pieces for this series, like the one above, have been great. But more important than that is how important the idea of being resilient is in life. Has anyone else noticed that things frequently don’t happen the way we like? Has anyone else ever felt like life just nailed you in the side of the head with something that you never saw coming? Continue reading RESILIENT
There are a couple important things to remember when we talk about going to the gym. First is your goal to build muscle and get that bodybuilder physique or is it to lose/control weight and stay healthy. The second is do you love being in the gym environment and look forward to gym time or is it something that you dread? Continue reading Gym or Running…Which Is Better?
Congrats to David and Tim on their first and second place finishes in the Resolution Run on 12-31-16. David had a 1st in age group finish and Tim was 2nd. I ran that race last year and there were lots of runners and it was a fun race. I am glad I didn’t have that one on my schedule this year because those two would have blown by me and then I would have killed myself trying to keep up. Continue reading In 2016 We Got Better, In 2017 Lets Do The Same
Treadmill running is pretty much evil if you ask me and since you most likely clicked something to get here I am going to pretend you actually asked me. Somehow I always run harder and excerpt more energy on the treadmill than I do on the same run outside, at least that is how it feels. I can knock out 8:30 miles for a couple hours outside and still feel pretty good. I can get on the treadmill and run 30 minutes at what it tells me would be an 8:45 pace and be begging for mercy. Continue reading It’s Winter And I Would Still Rather Run Outside
This is a photo of Dennis Kimetto crossing the finish line for a marathon at a finish time that was faster than my last half marathon! Dennis finished the marathon in Berlin back in 2014 setting the world record by running 26.2 miles in 2:02:57.
My PR for the half marathon is 1:50 I have bragged that at least no one alive could catch me if I was running the half and they ran the full. Well, they are getting close to my PR and actually would have gotten me on my last half…I gotta lose some weight again! Continue reading 2 HOUR MARATHON, Is It Really Possible?