And so it begins, again.  As I was shoveling the 8” of new snow from our deck recently, I realized a transition was taking place.  Another season, another week, another month, another year.  My run later in the day reflected a transition of my own; that steady climb out of a period of active rest (a lot of hiking) to [...]

They were just spilling off the shelf in my closet.  The pile I had created had grown over the years to the point a maximum carrying capacity was exceeded.  Something had to change. First I sat down and counted each of them (you don’t want to know how many!).  Each carried a flood of memories that came rushing back to [...]

I knew it 7 miles into a 25 mile trail race I ran the summer of 2016.  Way too early in a grueling non supported (no aid stations) trail race run mostly above 9500’ elevation.  My legs just didn’t have any snap to them.  Over the next 18 miles I had plenty of time to review why my legs were [...]

Time for a full public confession.  I have been using a supplement.  Probably doesn’t fall onto the list of “banned substances” by either the USA Olympic Committee or the IAAF.  But using a supplement to aid in my running performance and health is a new tool in my arsenal!  Call me a skeptic. Call me what you want but the [...]

He has made the greatest contributions to long distance training and racing in history.  Period.  His training practices and theories have produced numerous Olympic medals beginning with the 1960 Rome and 1964 Tokyo Olympics.  50 years later his training theories continue their impact amongst coaches from youth to professional ranks.  His promotion of cross country and marathon based training found [...]

It is that time of year.  The calendar says it is Christmas which means a quick close to December and putting 2015 in the books.  I really enjoy this time of year!  In addition to the celebrations it is a time to reflect on and evaluate this past year.  Why?  Without looking behind how will we know where to go? [...]

  It was such a surreal evening.  Sitting trackside with fast company. 38 years had gone by quickly.  Seems like just yesterday we were teammates not spectators.  But time gives no special interest to 3 former high school tracksters.  May 4, 2015, 5:00 PM and the start of the 59th Brookhart – Crew Relays begins as any other track meet.  [...]

The 4 x 1 mile repeats were clicking off with precision. Guess it helps to run this workout in Track Town, USA on the Adidas Trail.  As much fun as this workout was the nagging pain in my right hip was commanding additional attention with each step.  The cool down back to the motel was not fun.  In fact hard [...]