Setting up a problem-solving run

Run slowly – the frontal lobe is activated by running, but too much stress reduces effectiveness Get into a rhythm – provides structure, stimulation, and a positive environment for both left and right brain activity Have a mantra – it should mention the problem, or be...

Running in the Heat

HEAT—Important Information You cannot run as fast when the temperature rises above 60F/14C. If you slow down 30 seconds a mile for every 5F increase above 60F, you can be the one who is finishing strong, passing other runners at the end. For every second you run too...

Running Gives Me Hope

Countless times I have seemingly hit a dead end during school, family issues, business problems, not enough time, etc. In cases of ultimate frustration I almost always put on the running duds and put one foot in front of the other. Within 10 minutes I feel better. The...

Coming Back After a Bad Race or Workout

All runners have bad days. The most prominent factor that sets a champion apart from others is the ability to move forward after a setback. Spend a few minutes trying to learn what you may have done that brought on the problem and you will improve in many ways. ...

“I don’t have time to exercise.”

Most of the recent US presidents have been regular exercisers, as well as most of their vice presidents.  Are you more busy than the President?  You don’t have to exercise for 30 minutes straight.  You will get the same benefit from your weekday...