Icing Tips

I thought I’d be cutting edge and post about icing tips.  Then I Googled it – and everything is out there.  Check out this article for good suggestions:

From sports-injury-info.com – a good write up on all types of icing, ice packs, etc 

That pretty much that covers it except two things:

1.  Some suggestions […]

Beginner’s Running Tip #6 – Treat small injuries while they are still small

Injuries happen.  I can’t sugar coat it for you.  Sometimes things hurt.  Sometimes things don’t work right. 

One key I learned about dealing with injuries was when I was playing football.  Our coach would always tell us – know the difference between being hurt and being injured.  It holds true more with football than […]

Time Math – Examples to Learn From

When trying to squeeze in runs, one always has to look at the big picture when it comes to total time of running.  Here are three situations that I’ve been in and how I’ve justified my use of time and running.

Situation #1 – Medium length run planned for mid-week on a day I’ve got […]

Beginner’s Running Tip #5 – Eat after Running

It’s almost as simple as that.  The big picture is that after working out, you’ve got about 30 minutes to easily replenish your glycogen stores in your muscles.  If you get some fuel in your body (about 4 to 1 ratio of Carbs to Protein), you should recover faster.  There are a lot of articles […]

Beginners Running Tip #4 – What Gets Measured Gets Managed

In running, you’ve got a few areas that you can work toward improvement in.  The area you are targeting may be distance, speed, weight loss, etc.  My advice – if you’ve got a goal you are trying to achieve, write it down and measure your progress toward that goal.  For instance, keep a […]

Scales, Body Fat Percentage and Racing Weight

If you are looking to shed a few pounds via running, it isn’t the best way to do it – but it does work. There are tons of article out on the information super highway about it – here’s a few. My suggestion is to get a body fat scale and keep a log. Measure […]

Mind Games

One of the beauty parts of running is that on each run, I usually end up playing some type of game in my head as I go.  They may be simple math games like what percentage of my run is complete or estimate what minute I’ll stop running.  Here’s a list that may help if […]

Beginners Running Tip #3 – Get a plan

I believe it was Denny Green who used to say, plan your work and then work your plan.  For running, it’s that simple.  You’ve got to have a some sort of plan to get you to your goal.  You can’t just go out and run your hardest every time.  There should be some long runs, […]

Beginners Running Tip #2 – The Quick Change

This week, it’s all about time management.  Please don’t turn a 30 minute work out into an hour and a half ordeal!  When going to workout – run, bike ride, lift, swim, etc – you’ve got to come up with personal systems that can minimize your time pre and post workout.  That way you can […]

Missing Goals

I’ve been thinking about goals a lot this week.  I often set them, but I don’t always hit them. 

Setting running goals is kind of like playing 500, if you don’t get set once out of every four hands you get the bid, you aren’t bidding aggressively enough. 

According to my calculations, I’m […]