Fartleks

Runner

Yes, I just said Fartleks. Don’t get excited. Fartleks have nothing to do with flatulence.  In fact, it’s a Swedish name for speed play.  Fartleks are useful for training. They are split up into intervals and encourage you to test your speed and endurance.  If you’re looking to improve your time, it’s encouraged that you […]

The San Francisco Marathon: Worth the Hurt?

The Golden Gate Bridge

On July 25th, I made a feeble attempt to run the San Francisco marathon. I skipped traditional pasta dinner and had pizza at the hotel restaurant. If you’re a marathon aficionado, you know the rules: nothing new before race day and by trying something new I think I sealed my fate. I woke up at […]

The Gym, Treadmills, and Sweat..Oh My!

Runners on a Treadmill

It takes 21 days to form a habit and since the end of summer season in June I’ve been struggling to pick a date to create that habit. Excuses are convenient when you’re trying to accomplish a major milestone in your life. It’s easy to talk yourself out of going to the gym because you’re […]

Runner’s High

One day, I found myself wondering what it would be like to just start running – to not think, just run. A coach of mine in high school told me that running was all mental and if I embraced it, it would be easier for me. I remember lacing up my shoes, putting on my […]