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Category: The Casual Runner

My Friday long run: Training for Napa

Running is hard! I have a week until Napa to Sonoma Wine Country half marathon and I feel like I am struggling to do the…

Is the spark in your training starting to fade? Bring back the spark with these tips!

Is anyone else having trouble getting motivated to run, workout, clean the house? Or is it just me? Usually summer is the time I feel…

What Motivates You to Meet Your Fitness Goals?

I find that what motivates me changes constantly. When motivation is running low (no pun intended) I have to look for things to keep me…

Your Pace Does Not Define You…So Get It Out Of Your Head!

Running is all in your head! I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again…and again…running…

Walking vs Running…Do they have the same benefits?

The other day I was on my way to work and while leaving my neighborhood I saw some women walking, my first thought was &#8220…

Music Monday is Going Back a Ways

I started Music Monday because I wanted to make it easy for runners to have (what I think is) good music for their playlist. I…

Fast 5k training update

    I said I would check back weekly to give an update on my new 5k training plan. As it turns out it&#8217…

Music Monday is Honoring Another Rock Star: R.I.P. Chris Cornell

    It seems I have dedicated quite a few Music Mondays to dead musicians. Deaths from various causes…accidental drug overdose, suicide, cancer…

Running Fast After 50 : Is It Doable? Let’s Find Out

        That is the question running around in my head as of lately. I’ve been running long distance for over…

Race Morning: Be Prepared and Everything will Run Smooth

          Running a race, whether it’s your first or 50th, can be stressful. Make it less stressful by following…