By Sierra Nine years ago I was introduced to the funny, unique world of professional running. The sport that most people don’t even know exists. “You can make a living doing that?” is the standard response. And I’ll be honest, at first I thought runners were a little strange. Mainly, I thought Nick was a… Continue reading Running and Parenting
I was faced with a dilemma yesterday. My flight out of Des Moines, Iowa was early in the morning, and I had an 18 mile long run scheduled for that day. Generally I hate running after flying, as my legs are stiff, and my body dehydrated. As I weighed the pros vs the cons of… Continue reading Duty vs Choice
I have received a number of questions regarding my Simply Running post last week, and felt it might be helpful to have a follow-up post to clarify a few points I may not have communicated clearly on the first go. The point of my simply running approach is not to find the ultimate schedule that… Continue reading Simply Running (Part 2)
My good friend, and training partner for the past two years, Will Leer, just ran the world-lead 5000m time of 13m21s at the Mt SAC relays. This not only cut fifteen seconds off of his personal best, but showed he has a lot more in the tank, as he lead eight of the 12.5 laps… Continue reading Coach Ronnie does it again!
(Warning: Your coach may not like you reading this) As science and professionalism have opened up more and more opportunities for athletes to increase their training workloads, and add all the little components to their schedules, the pure simplicity of running has started to lose its way. Peter Snell in the 60’s and John Walker… Continue reading Simply running – The 10 hour training week.
Millions of people are using twitter every day, but for many of those who have yet to sign up, there is great confusion as to what twitter is all about. My mother-in-law asked me the other day “If it’s just like my Facebook news feed, what do I need Twitter for? I just don’t get… Continue reading Twitter – One good use of it.
Over the past three years I have received many emails and facebook messages asking about the Labral tear hip surgery that I undertook in 2009. I gather that those who have contacted me are only a small percentage of runners who are facing this possible surgery, so by writing a blog post on my experience,… Continue reading To get surgery or not – Labral Tears
Over the last few weeks, Nick and I have spent some time talking about London and processing our thoughts about his races. We know that understanding this stuff takes time, and we know we’ve still got a long way to go on the subject. We realize that, whether people say it or not, the number… Continue reading Debrief
Now that our European traveling season has finally commenced, there’s much to update you all with! We departed Ann Arbor one week ago, and after a quick seven-hour flight, arrived sleepy and hungry in Paris. From there we caught the express train into Brussels and another on to Leuven. We had a short two days… Continue reading Off and Running