Improve Your Sleep Hygiene for Consistently Better Rest

“Get more sleep.” An often-lauded recommendation to improve not just your running but your entire life, and it sounds SO SIMPLE except … how? And how much? And, um, can we go back to how? I’ve concluded that I cannot, in fact, add an extra couple hours to my day just for sleeping. And there... Continue Reading →

Training Logs – 6/24 to 7/14

After a training log hiatus, I’m going to jump back in this season. Hopefully, anyway. Starting with a pretty light log of the two three weeks post-Grandma’s Marathon. The irony is real, guys. I wrote two weeks of logs last Saturday and then was going to post on Sunday after I worked out … and then never... Continue Reading →

Recovery Arsenal

Recovering is as important to our training as the running itself — but we so often convince ourselves that the best thing we can do is more work. But really, the gains are made while you’re resting, not running. You run, you recover, you come back better. Neglect the middle step and you can’t keep... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap 10/15/17

RECOVERY WEEK! Monday: Still in Chicago. I slept in, staggered down to breakfast, stumbled to Starbucks for better coffee, spotted a donut place en route back to the hotel, retrieved my credit card, went back for donuts. Jasyoga in the hotel, Sunday Reset or Long Run Reset, I forget which. We had lunch in Chicago... 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 →

November Mileage

Mileage doesn't matter when you've just crushed your goal time and PR'd by 10 minutes. All the big mileage months before paid off and November was time to recuperate, rebuild, rejuvenate. Starting to get back at it — finished the month with a 40-mile week, which sounds like a lot (and is, don't get me... Continue Reading →

Weekly Recap 11/13/16

Recovery week! After last week’s marathon, I followed coach’s instructions and laid pretty low … although I could’ve done less. I listened to my body, though, and did what sounded enjoyable and didn’t try very hard. Monday: 1 mile walk before teaching Pilates. Not my regular class but got called to sub Sunday afternoon. Fortunately,... Continue Reading →

6 Recovery Tips for Your Toughest Workouts

Great article by Hammer Nutrition's fueling expert, Steve Born. Article below, reprinted from original online here. Use me as your referral if you want to try these products (Tracy Green, #254423). Recovering thoroughly between ALL your workouts - even the easier ones - is undeniably important. But what about those ridiculously hard workouts, the ones where you... Continue Reading →

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