Doing “just” the 50K felt like pedaling behind the big kids with training wheels on my bike. Here’s my Sean O’Brien 50K race report, with bonus content at the end: “The Idiot’s Guide to Race Day Planning.”
So much of my stress is tied to perfectionism, to wanting to get it just right or not do it at all. I overthink and underproduce.
Matt Fitzgerald’s worthwhile new book can help you develop coping skills to push past self-sabotaging thoughts and emotions, and give all you can to your next race.
After five days and some 60 miles on the trail, I felt far more fulfilled than fatigued, perhaps because, as John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
During 2015, I often felt worn out, moody, heavy or bloated, and alternately frazzled and unproductive. Here are three ways I’m trying to fix that.
Every year I discover a few products for running and for the outdoors that I genuinely like, and this annual gift guide is my chance to recommend things to buy for yourself or for another runner/adventurer in your life. I hope you enjoy this eclectic list of stuff. For full disclosure, I admit I’m also doing this gift […]
The story of my client Jami Sutter shows how careful, steady training and mental determination can lead to a highly respectable mid-pack finish in a grueling stage race. Jami answers questions about the highs, the lows and the lessons learned.
Fish-outta-water is how I felt while boarding a bus at the San Antonio airport to drive two hours with dozens of military men and women, all of us headed to a trail-running camp at a remote Christian-oriented, no-frills outdoorsy outpost called Camp Eagle. Team Red White & Blue, a nonprofit devoted to improving the lives of […]
I began to think I was in a time machine in which I aged a year with each mile, and the miles mirrored my imaginary age, so as we approached 70 I was morphing into an arthritic septuagenarian who needed to nap a lot.
This Oct. 9 – 12 I’ll be in Rocksprings, Texas, with Liza Howard and several other top-level trail runners for the Team RW&B Trail Running Camp. Find out what it’s all about and consider joining us.