Monthly Archives: February 2013

Drug Testing Hits More ‘Sports’

If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you know that one of the most common topics of discussion on sports talk shows, in newspaper sports pages and across the internet is the prevalent use of performance enhancing drugs … Continue reading

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Raining Pollen

Much of the United States has been encountering snow, sleet, rain or an icy mix of wintry weather.    But this isn’t the case in central Florida. Recently it has been raining pollen on some days.    The oak trees are a … Continue reading

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Treadmill Runners, Joggers and Walkers

I was at my gym this morning to do about an hour circuit training session which involves moving rapidly between a dozen upper body and leg machines followed by a couple dozen upper body, core, lower body and balancing exercises.    … Continue reading

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Eight Tips to Help You Improve in the ‘Long Run’

Consistency Consistency is key to better health, increased fitness & faster racing.    Weeks, months & years of regular behavior will help you to maximize your potential.    When I raced my personal best marathon of 2:22:34 way back in 1979 when … Continue reading

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Decreasing Temperatures, Increasing Running Attire

Since I live in central Florida there are at least seven or eight months of the year where all I wear when running through streets or on trails is a pair of shorts and my shoes and socks. During our … Continue reading

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Six Tips to Help You Run Faster

Six Tips to Help You Run Faster What is Speed Training? Most runners refer to any fast running as ‘speed training’ or speed work.’   Speed training actually involves repeat fast running of 45 seconds or less.   Somewhat surprisingly, anything longer moves … Continue reading

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