The KISS Marathon Training Plan

A quick Google search will bring up thousands of results for marathon training plans. Actually about 917,000 – I checked. There are beginner plans, intermediate plans, advanced plans, actual training logs of elite and non-elite runners and more. The problem is that, contrary to what many people think, more options are not necessarily better. There’s… Read More »

Can Icing a Sports Injury Delay Recovery?

For years now, RICE ( an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) has been the standard home remedy for mild to moderate sports injuries such as strains, sprains and muscle soreness. Recently, however, the doctor and author who originally coined the term back in 1978, Dr. Gabe Mirkin, has begun to question the soundness… Read More »

My 2014 Boston Marathon Experience

For once I was wide awake the minute the alarm went off. Boston Marathon day was here and at 5am, the adrenaline was already flowing. In 35 minutes I was sharing a breakneck cab ride with another runner from the same hotel (a guy named Brad from Iowa in case you’re wondering). After a trip… Read More »

Covering all the Bases in Training

  The more you read discussions about training for running, the more confused you’re likely to get. If you spend any time at all on the various online running forums you’ll come across runners and coaches who would have you believe that every workout must be timed and measured down to the hundredth of a… Read More »

Consistency is the Key

“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it.” –          T. Allen Armstrong   If I had to give one piece of advice to an aspiring runner, it would be to be aim for long term consistency in your training. Reaching… Read More »