Looking forward to a great celebration, the 13th, at 6:30 p.m, at the Columbia Cafe at the Tampa Bay History Center.
Please wear your favorite race medal.
A list of RSVP’s is at the bottom of this page. It is updated, daily.
Most people know about the hard easy principle of training. Goodness knows, I’ve talked about it on this podcast enough, but in practice, many runners don’t enjoy the benefits because they run their easy runs at the wrong pace. That can easily sabotage a runner’s training. In this episode, I explain how to determine the […] The post MFR 145: How to Make Your Easy Runs Work for You appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]
Wow! I would never have guessed I’d be doing a podcast on this topic, but here I am. This is not normal, nowhere near normal, not by ay stretch of the imagination. We are all living through this, one day at a time, finding our way, figuring out how to cope. We have no other […] The post MFR 144: Running During a Pandemic appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]
This is it! You’ve been learning about what to do for nine days. Think of this as graduation day, the day you get the last, but most critical, piece of the puzzle. Today, you find out exactly what you should do, and I mean you, personally, should do on Day 1 of your running journey. […] The post Become a Runner Class Day 10: Diagnostic Test – BRV 045 appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]
I’ve been hearing the phrase, ‘turtle power,’ for years, always from slower runners, usually in an upbeat, positive way, an “I’m fine with that” way, but sometimes they utter the words apologetically, and that makes me sad. Often, these are beginner runners, but not always. It is my hope that after listening to this podcast, […] The post Become a Runner Class Day 9: Turtle Power – BRV 044 appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]
Weight loss – or management – plays a role in the life of virtually every runner. Either they start running to lose weight or they’ve already lost weight, and they want to become a runner to help them maintain that weight loss. Too, some runners run because they’re worried that their weight will gradually creep […] The post Beginner Runner Class, Day 8: Running for Weight Loss – BRV 043 appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]
When beginner runners don’t succeed, it’s usually the result of one of two problems: They get injured and conclude their bodies can’t handle it. They don’t enjoy running; they dread the workouts. When you do it the way I’ve set out in this series, there is no doubt but that you’ll feel good during and […] The post Become a Runner Class Day 7: Injury Prevention – BRV 042 appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]
Many beginner runners don’t warm-up because they think the only reason to warm-up is to prepare to run fast; they know they don’t run fast, so they skip the warm-up. That is a big mistake, but I absolutely understand how a beginner runner might arrive at the conclusion that, for them, a warm-up is unnecessary. […] The post Become a Runner Day 6: Warming Up and Walking Paces – BRV 041 appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]
The single most common beginner runner complaint I hear is that they can’t breathe. Often new runners say they struggle to breathe because they feel like they’re breathing through a straw; they say they just can’t get enough air, and that’s a miserable sensation, right? If you’ve ever been in that situation, you will find […] The post Become a Runner Class, Day 5: Breathing – BRV 40 appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]
It’s not unusual for coaches of beginner runners to disregard form in lieu of total emphasis on building endurance. I believe the opposite is the far better, more effective route, Why learn to run with bad form? Why? It makes no sense. The easiest time to focus on form is when you’re only running a […] The post Become a Runner Class, Day 4: Running Form – BRV 039 appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]
You need a plan. You wouldn’t set out on a road trip without a map because the chances of arriving at your destination, assuming you hadn’t been there before, would be zero. There are far too many possibilities and far too many possible directions. Well getting started running is somewhat like that. While most people […] The post Become a Runner Class, Day 3: Running Schedules – BRV 038 appeared first on Mojo for Running. [...]