Running Shorts: To my past runner self

Hey Insane Runner, Yes, I know, it sounds crazy but yes, it is me from the future. I am writing to you to make sure you understand a few things that might not be clear to you at the time you receive this letter. First, a huge thank you for taking those first steps to be healthier and perform better …

Running Shorts: I do not feel like running

I have been very fortunate that I get to talk to many individuals as part of my job. In one of those conversations, I was talking to Ben about running, training, and the different distances. Also a runner, Ben was starting to get back into the routine of finding time to run and being active. This was not the first …

Running Shorts: Thoughts that are getting in your running way

It does not have to be only times like perhaps we are living today with current health, social and environmental situations. It does not have to be like 2020, or another period of time that things looked like things are not going to get better.  Sometimes the way and the things are, control the thoughts pre-, during, and post- runs …

Running Shorts: COVID, what is that?

A friend of mine posted something in a business social media forum that quickly caught my eye. I am leveraging most of the content of his post but with some running twist. He was using COVID rethink and as an acronym to focus the energy for the rest of the year. Thank you Lenz for allowing me to leverage it …

Running Shorts: How 1 to 10 can help

So at least once in your life, you have heard something like “On a scale from 1 to 10, how do you feel about…” Or got an electronic survey that goes on a scale from less likely to most likely, 5 bubble selection. I have and there plenty of them. But recently I was listening to a podcast that talked …

Running Shorts: Running into the future

Mile 1, mile 2, mile 3, … Here we are, counting the miles, keeping track in our journals, charts, tables, and online tracking systems. We do have a tendency to spend a lot of time looking at the past, looking at the numbers, searching for those golden nuggets, and a glimpse of the greatness that will get you moving to …

Running Shorts: The things we think that are not helpful

We all have them, good days, ok days, bad days, and sometimes really bad ones. As we set out to do our workouts whether they are 10 min or multi hours sessions we often start thinking about our lives and current state of performance. Recognizing that when we are feeling good and things are going our way, our training and …

Running Shorts: Running related Video channels I like to follow

I love to learn, listen and watch about running stories, reports, ways to improve, and inspiring anecdotes. One of my favorites media is short videos. Like many, while I am working, blogging, sometimes I have some noise music, talk, or sounds in the background. I find it very difficult to work with too much silence. More often than not I …

Running Shorts: Testing the Torch mobile running app

Once you start a run, there is a warm-up period, the easy run portion where you get information about the run the type of workout, the app also will announce who you will be competing against and a little bit of their record or streaks. The type of workout varies and you never know what kind is going to be. …

Running Shorts: Testing Peloton mobile app

I am always on the look for apps, videos, blogs, and resources to try, research and learn from. Back in December, I had the opportunity to try out the Peloton digital app for a month. I have seen the bike and the treadmill at a Peloton store in the past at a shopping mall near my house. I know several …