Category: Physical Fitness

What Is Heart Rate Training And How To Use It

Heart rate training is simply a training method designed to make the athlete focus on heart rate rather than pace or effort. For example, instead of really focusing on keeping your pace at an 8 […]

The Best Shoes for Marathon Training and Racing

If you’re (seriously) training for a marathon, you’ll ‘need’ at least 3 pairs of shoes. There are thousands of shoe options these days, and while that can be overwhelming, one of the benefits is there […]

1st Place at the Ellicott City 10k: Race Report

I ran 5 miles and I thought I was dying. This was the case 2 days prior to race day on an afternoon jog in 102* heat. My last thought after finishing this benign training […]

5 things nobody tells you about the Ironman® swim

Many new triathletes all fear the same thing: The swim. While there are plenty of first time triathletes with a swimming background, most have the majority of their experience on the bike or with running. […]

The 7 types of runs you should be doing when Marathon or Ironman® training

Ironman® and marathon training involve running. Lots of running. But it’s not just running for running sake – there’s a strategy to it. There are runs designed to increase your aerobic capacity, runs designed to […]

Race Recap: Boston Marathon 2022

It’s a strange thing to be so incredibly disappointed in something that others tell you to be proud of.  And at the same time, experience incredible gratitude for the ability to be feeling disappointed in […]

Worlds End 50k Race Report

Friday, June 4th 2021 – The day before Arrived in World’s End State Park around 7pm, after totally losing cell service at 6:45. Hills that looked like walls towered over both sides of the road, […]

Race Recap: Sub 3 hour Salisbury Marathon 2021 – Boston Qualified!

I wasn’t even supposed to be here. A year ago I was supposed to be in New Jersey. As early as a few weeks ago I was supposed to be in Delaware. Running 26.2 miles […]

What Makes A Good Ironman Training Plan?

There are a lot of triathlon and Ironman training plans available on the web. Some are 8 weeks, others 2 years. Some are free, others cost $500. Some have coaches, some do not. But which […]

How to train for an Ironman® triathlon during a nationwide quarantine

We find ourselves in unique times – you’d be hard pressed to find much argument there. With the majority of the country asked to ‘shelter in place’ or limit your travel/errands/etc. Those training for races […]