Category Archives: Workouts

WIRW: What I Ran Wednesday.

It’s been about two weeks since I’ve raced, and it’s been nearly four weeks since I’ve finished a race, so I decided it was time for a decent speed workout. My legs have just felt okay lately, so I was … Continue reading

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Hills.

During a few [long] races last year, my quads were shot by the end, and I often found myself walking down some of the steeper hills. I’m trying to avoid that happening again this year. One thing I’ve done is … Continue reading

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Woo Hoo!

It was a beautiful day yesterday and I stuck to my plan to run a hard mile in the middle of my workout. I was really hoping to break five minutes and… I did it! I ran 4:58. I split … Continue reading

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Downhill Running.

After 20 or so years of running, I’m pretty sure my weakness is running downhill. I do okay on flat sections and I run well uphill, but I still seem to struggle going downhill. Particularly in ultras, my quads are … Continue reading

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Talk Ultra, Rob Krar and a Couple of Workouts

I am a big fan of Talk Ultra, hosted by Ian Corless. For those of you who are not familiar with Talk Ultra, it is a free podcast that covers ultrarunning throughout the world. It includes news, reviews and interviews. … Continue reading

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A Rainy Day Workout.

The other day, I was stuck inside on the treadmill and I did one of my favorite workouts – and now I’m going to share it with you! It’s actually pretty simple: Speed 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 … Continue reading

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Hit The Track!

It doesn’t matter what you are training for – it may be a local 5k or a marathon major… or even an ultra – you need to hit the track. Today’s post features one of my go-to track workouts: 1000m … Continue reading

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