June 2017 Recap

Bye June! Thank you for your well-lit mornings. I’m always sad to see the solstice pass, although I could do without the 75º and 70º dewpoints at 6 a.m. Also, if you haven't noticed, we got a dog! Morgan came to live with us on May 27 and we're building her into a little runner.... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recaps June 12-25

HAHAH I started working on my log last week and never finished it. Sorry about that! It was Father’s Day, as you might recall, and I took my dad out for breakfast and we took my father-in-law out for dinner. We didn’t get home until 9:30 and I had to be up at 5 a.m.... Continue Reading →

The Vital Importance of Proper Hydration

Great and timely piece from Hammer Nutrition's fueling expert, Steve Born. Optimum nutritional support for endurance athletics means consuming the right amount of the right nutrients at the right time. You can neither overload nor undersupply your body without compromising athletic performance and incurring detrimental results. Of all the entities of fueling—calorie intake, electrolyte replenishment,... Continue Reading →

The Atypical Hammer Athlete

In each issue of Endurance News, Hammer Nutrition highlights some of the less conventional ways their nutritional fuels help people. From firefighters to farmers, Hammer Nutrition customers use their products far and wide to produce amazing results. Hammer’s “atypical athletes” show how smart fueling benefits others beyond cycling and running. This issue, they featured me!... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap June 11

I was going to write this recap on Sunday, but I decided instead to maximize the amount of not-doing-anything-productive I could for the weekend. It was glorious. Intention for the week: “Persist.” Persistence is like consistency, but a little more active. Consistency feels more passive to me. Persisting means not just getting up and logging... Continue Reading →

6 Recovery Tips for Your Toughest Workouts

By Steve Born for Hammer Nutrition Recovering thoroughly between ALL your workouts — even the easier ones — is undeniably important. But what about those ridiculously hard workouts, the ones where you tell yourself “Oh, am I going to be sore tomorrow. I doubt I’ll be able to function.” After those kinds of training sessions,... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap 6/4/17

We’re some 17 weeks from Chicago (as of the week’s end, not its beginning), and my mileage says it’s safe to say we’re back in training mode. I train with my coach year-round, and we don’t really do training “cycles.” I like this a lot for a couple of reasons: 1) I don’t ever have... Continue Reading →

Monthly Mileage: May

Woah, summer already? May included some recovery time following the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon. I also bought a bike and we got a dog! Exciting month. Miles run: 155 miles Time spent running: 20 hours, 44 minutes Longest run: 12 miles Average run: 5.54 miles Average time: 44 minutes Average pace: 8:00 min/mi Treadmill miles:... Continue Reading →

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