Tagged with weather

See and be seen

See and be seen

It’s winter. Technically it’s not, but let’s be real here: I don’t see daylight during the week, my ice scraper is already riding shotgun til spring, and it’s snowed twice (if you count today). It’s winter. I could complain about the next four months forever, but running through them is a necessary evil. Sure, you … Continue reading

Jersey Strong

Jersey Strong

As one of the many still without power in NJ, I’m trying to find a bit of normalcy after Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully I have friends who had power restored quickly and their houses sustained no damage, so I have been mooching off their hot water, electrical outlets, and internet in short bursts all week. As … Continue reading

Things I learned from an 89-degree spring marathon

Things I learned from an 89-degree spring marathon

Hopefully we will never have to use the lessons below, but just in case you find yourself racing in heat to which you’re not yet acclimated, here are my Hades Marathon takeaways: Forget your goal pace and run a smart race: Unless you’re training for Badwater, adjust your goal. Start conservatively, evaluate realistically, and back … Continue reading

TAPER MADNESS!

TAPER MADNESS!

THE MADNESS! It’s here!!! My taper for Boston started the moment I finished the Indian Trails 15k last Sunday. Indian Trails elevation gain is madness, but TAPER MADNESS is a whole other ball game. Taper Madness occurs in the weeks leading up to a big race. A taper is a period of time that allows you to recover from rigorous months … Continue reading

The Nod

The Nod

It’s 6:30pm and you’re sharing the roads with evening traffic, wearing your blinking safety light and neon reflective vest. Or maybe it’s 6:30am and you’re getting in some frosty morning miles on trails by your house. Perhaps it’s mid-afternoon on a hot August day, and you’re kicking yourself for thinking a 2pm run on blacktop was a decent idea. In any of these scenarios, … Continue reading

There’s something about running in the snow.

There’s something about running in the snow.

I detest winter. You can tell me, “But this has been the mildest winter ever!” I don’t care; it’s still winter. Give me warm sun on bare shoulders and sweat pouring down my back butt crack face over snotsicles and frozen fingers any day. But… there is something about running in the snow. Quiet trail … Continue reading