Posts Categorized: Race Reports

Scheduled: The Running Summit East

I’m already looking forward to February, when I’ll be returning to present at the Running Summit East. This fantastic event features wonderful speakers—I’m eager to hang with Matt, Peter, and Wendy again, and a little awestruck that I’ll get to meet Jonathan Dugas, from the great Science of Sport blog. My presentations are both brand-new: one based on Racing… Read more »

The Value of Testing

This intriguing article in last week’s New York Times Magazine talks about the value of pretesting. The results of pretesting help refine the learning process and lead to better outcomes on final exams. It strikes me that the same goes for endurance sports. There’s huge value in pretesting your training. The race itself should not be the… Read more »

Racing Wisely: Why This One?

The biggest question in choosing a race is why. In this excerpt from Racing Wisely, we explore the big reasons. As you commit to your race, take a few minutes to jot down or type up some notes about why you chose this race. They can be broad (“I’ve wanted to run a marathon ever since I heard… Read more »

Racing Wisely: Choosing a Destination

Racing can be a fun impetus for travel or a major onus. In this excerpt from Racing Wisely, I explain how to consider location, location, location as you choose a race. Choosing the location of your race wisely can set the stage for your own personal best, and location is a very personal decision. Will you target your… Read more »

Racing Wisely: Postrace Reflection

Here’s an excerpt from my latest book, Racing Wisely, with ideas on using your postrace reflections for self-growth and help in choosing a new goal. Reflection As you take time off of workouts after your peak race, you’ll have some extra free time. Devote this to mental recovery and reflection. It can be tough to be out… Read more »

Racing Wisely: Postrace Recovery

As the major spring running races wrap up, many of us have extra free time on our hands as we recover. Here’s an excerpt from my latest book, Racing Wisely, with ideas on when and how to get back into the swing after your key race. Returning to Training Whether you raced to your personal best,… Read more »

Racing Wisely: Managing Expectations

Here’s an excerpt from my latest book, Racing Wisely, that seems especially germane as we hit peak spring race season. As you plan your travel, you also need to consider who is coming with you, what their intentions are for the trip, and how you can preserve both your good relationship with your travel companions and your… Read more »

North Carolina Literary Festival

If you’re in central North Carolina this weekend, join me at the North Carolina Literary Festival at N.C. State University, where I’ll speak at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, April 6). While the title of my talk is “Intention and Goals: Tools for Your Personal Best,” I’m looking forward to talking about whatever will be most… Read more »

Merge 25K Race Plan Time

Several of my yoga students and friends have been training hard for the Merge 25K, to be run from Chapel Hill to Durham this weekend—and several are running the race after a half marathon last weekend. Whether you want to run hard or just have fun, spending time to think through every decision related to… Read more »