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What Not to Do

Today’s training plan called for speed work.  I had plans to get out before the sun came up, but weather and staying up too late contributed to that not happening.  I headed out around 10:00 AM to do my prescribed miles – 1 mile warm up, 2 x 2 miles at HMP (half marathon pace), [...]

Heart Rate Guided Training Update

It is no secret, when I do something, I do it 150%. There is no half-assing it for me. I either do it or I don’t. This can be a good trait to have, but it can be detrimental to body and mind, as well. A good example of where it can be bad or [...]

Review: Sportline Solo 965

When I began heart rate training a couple of years back I started taking my resting heart rate in the mornings before getting out of bed. Doing so helps me get a quick glimpse of how my body is adjusting to training. An elevated resting heart rate can mean many things – some of those [...]

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

If you would have told me 2 years ago that I needed to slow down in order to become a faster runner, I would have laughed. Why would I do that? I was of the mindset that each run in my training plan should be run at a fairly fast pace, including my long [...]

Technical Stuff

Since it is a new year, it is time to address goals.  I mentioned the other day that I had a goal to run 5 half marathons this year and several shorter races.  In order to make sure that I am training as safely as I can, I began training last February by heart [...]