Endurance and Fight or Flight

Endurance training today for four hours and I have to talk about the dog owners around. Part of an endurance runner you have planned how to fuel and hydrate for the amount of calories you are using. I am a dog lover for sure but your little FiFi should be…

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Recovery Day Post 60 miles

My body tells me when to stop and take a deep breath.  I worked eight hours all day and was on my feet 99% of the time.  My workout was starting to catch up to me.  I left work and went to see Robin.  She is  a miracle worker who…

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Exercise Motivation

Motivation to work out comes from within.  You must realize that it is a healthy choice for your body.  It cleanses your spirit, revitalizes your mind, and shapes your muscles.  Exercise prepares you to commit to something good for yourself.  It is all for you and about you.  I ran…

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Always be prepared for, “Plan B”

Ultra running mimics life in my eyes.  When race day comes you don’t know how the weather is going to be, how you slept the night before, or how your body feels about running 100 miles that day.  I have had many occurrences happen in life where the plan just…

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Running Shoes

Everyone asks me about the shoes I wear.  First, during the 100 mile race I change my shoes about 4 times.  Second, you need to train on the shoe you are racing in.  Everyone has a different foot and the feel in the shoe at the end of the training…

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Endurance Fueling for Ultra runners

This has been the hardest quest I have encountered on my long runs.  Trying every possible drink, fluids, salts, and foods everyone has recognized.  What I have realized is it is different for everyone out there.  I know how many carbs I’m burning per hour with the weather regulating but…

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