The Running Revolution

Running is nothing new. The ancient Greeks had foot races at least as early as 776 B.C., the year of the first Olympics. The famous runner Phidippides, in 490 B.C., covered 300 miles in four days to solicit help from neighboring Sparta against the imminent invasion of...

Endurance Exercise: Humans are designed for it!

When we regularly perform endurance exercise, many positive changes occur inside us. I believe that this is due to the way our ancient ancestors adapted our bodies to walk and run for long distances. Assuming, then that our physical design and purpose is long distance...

An attitude adjustment

Of all the things people do to improve attitude, running has been shown to be the best. Attitude research on people doing a wide range of sports, hobbies, art, and other lifestyle activities have shown that runners have the highest levels of the positive factors, and...

Holiday Training Tips

It's possible to keep your training on track, even with holiday distractions. Here are some tips that have helped many runners maintain conditioning even with holiday temptations. You'd be surprised, but even very short workouts on maintenance days can...

38 Seconds Short Of Boston

At the USAF Marathon recently, I attempted to quality for Boston for the first time in 10 years.  I used 30 sec run/15 sec walk and was just ahead of pace when the 3 mile uphill started after 21 miles.  I lost 2 minutes on this section and gave it...