Heavy Metal Runner

“Picture a locomotive pulling a train with a caboose at the end.  In between are a series of box cars, each with an assignment of transporting oxygen.  For endurance athletes, the more box cars, the better your oxygen transportation system.  Fewer box cars – a poorer (compromised) system of delivering oxygen to your working muscles”.  This simple word picture created [...]

Fall Runs and Races

It could be the crunching of newly fallen leaves beneath your shoes.  Or the crisp air that demands a long sleeve t-shirt and lightweight gloves.  But for me – the surest sign of fall is a cross country race.  Gotta love the sport. Nothing left on the course. Character and guts fully exposed to the public and competitors. Hills, grass, [...]