Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • From Amateur to Advanced

    How do you know when you're no longer an amateur runner?

    For those looking to simply enjoy the run, going out and running whatever feels good on that day is a great plan.

    However, for anyone looking to seriously improve upon their running fitness, proper planning and progression must be taken in to account.

    Simply going out and running will only get you so far in the way of PRs and the time will come when this "plan" will stop working. The day this happens is the day you are no longer a newb.

    Here's what comes next: Read More

  • Things Runners Hate

    Things runners hate

    We've all dealt with these, just comes with the territory. Read More

  • To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift

    Sometimes "your best" is you slowing down.

    Steve Prefontaine said that, years ago.

    Possibly the most quoted running quote...ever?

    It holds as a good reminder of how lucky we are to be able to enjoy the sport of running, and to not take it for granted.

    However, I feel it is also often misunderstood. To do your best is not always to do your hardest. Like time, your best is relative. Read More

  • "Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is a Choice"


    You know the face.

    That look we get when the discomfort really starts to set in.

    We can feel the finish line. It's only minutes away. The faster we run, the sooner the pain will end.

    Yet, this pain is not suffering. We want this, crave it. It gives us a high and makes us feel human. Non-athletes don't understand that we choose this.

    "It's at the borders of pain and suffering that men are separated from the boys." -Emil Zatopek

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    The person who sets out to become an artist at the mile is something like a person who sets out to discover the most graceful method of being hanged. No matter how logical the plans, they cannot be carried out without physical pain."


    "I wanted to quit because I was suffering. That is not a good enough reason." -Ted Corbitt

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    "It only hurts up to a certain point, then it doesn't get any worse."


    "The moment you're ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens."


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