Is running good for kids? Half of you are thinking, “Is this a trick question? F*** yeah running is good for my kids—it tires them out and they actually fall asleep at a normal time.” The other half are thinking, “Well, I don’t know. A little running is good, but running too far can cause joint damage and stunt growth, right? That's what I've heard anyway.” You might expect … [Read more...] about Is Running Good For Kids?
Are marathons no longer challenging? Has the marathon distance gone the way of the 4-minute mile barrier? Is it no longer noteworthy to run a marathon? I've been hearing this line of questioning about marathons for several years now. I think it's baloney. That's because it 100% depends on who you ask. With these kinds of issues you've always got the purists on one end of the … [Read more...] about 26.BOO! Are Marathons No Longer Challenging?
Alright, so I just finished telling you how great The Cool Impossible is and how it's your secret weapon to running injury-free, and here I am with a knee injury. C'est la vie, right? So, three weeks ago I was doing hill repeats in preparation for Denver's 10th Anniversary of the Colfax Marathon. Just getting some last minute power training in, and I decided to work on speeding … [Read more...] about #1 Rule In Race Training
OK, so I read Born to Run by Chris McDougall a while back. Great read, no doubt. It laid the foundation for people all over the world to get off their asses and stop using the excuse, "I just wasn't made to run." Well, through personal anecdote, a bit of science, and hanging out with the legendary tribe of super-runner Tarahumara Indians, McDougall pretty well shot big, gaping … [Read more...] about Your Secret Weapon To Injury-Free Fitness
You spend a third of your day counting sheep. Not a big deal, right? Most people sleep 7-9 hours a night. But, think about it. In the course of a year, that’s the equivalent of 122 days. Imagine all that time spent with your eyes closed. Now, we know sleep is critical for recharging your batteries, but you ARE always trying to figure out how to fit in your run or your … [Read more...] about Is Sleep Your Enemy?