How to dial in your race: Creating Your Gameplan

This post is about how to make a successful game plan for race day.  You’ve done the physical training.  It is now time to do the book work. Introduction: I am less than 3 weeks out from my race.  Although I did not have a completely successful training time for this race, I think I am in the fitness level for my goals.  With the time remaining, there isn’t much.. Read More

Workout for Monday, June 5th Assessments

Today’s workout is a fitness assessment and then a finishing circuit. I suggest writing your assessment information down and keeping it somewhere safe so that you can compare in the future. I will be planning another assessment in 3 months. Let’s Get Started! 5 Minute Warm Up: You can do this anywhere and on any cardio equipment. Just get your body moving comfortably to open up your blood flow and.. Read More

GPS Watch vs. Phone App

I have always used a low end Garmin watch to track my distance and pace on my runs. Now that I am running with a phone that has data, I wondered how well the apps work and which would I prefer. For about the next month or two I used both. My Watch: I have a Garmin Forerunner 10. I bought it for the price and it has lasted through.. Read More

First Time Athlete or Returning Athlete? Heart Rate, Heart Rate, Heart Rate…

There is a returning story from recovering heroine addicts.  Their first dose was small.  As their addiction kicks in, so does their ability to consume more.  Hopefully, they are able to get into recovery.  Now what happens many times when a heroine addict relapses and goes back to the drug, their body is not able to absorb the drug and over-doses occur.   This summer I have a goal:  To.. Read More

Staying Motivated Through Setbacks

  I haven’t been able to workout as usually lately. My setbacks are minor and short lived but I feel affected by them. What are my setbacks? The other night, I pulled a muscle in my neck while sleeping. When I woke up in the morning I couldn’t turn my head to the right at all and many movements shot pain down my back. This heals quickly, but oh so.. Read More