Being sick during training, or missing runs can feel like the end of the world to many of us. The running schedule is not a lenient creature, it glares at us in disdain every time we cannot add a tick to a day, or plug in our miles or transfer data to it from our […]Read more "Obsessed with the marathon training schedule."
Sometimes I wonder why I bother with the running. Tomorrow is the biggest running event in Latvia and I have a slight fever, a head cold, and my left hamstring is feeling like a banjo. I would recommend myself to just stay home tomorrow. Instead, I have told myself and others that I will go and […]Read more "Day before the race"
Most people who enjoy running and especially those who are training for an event, usually pick a day to do a long run or at least some more distance than their regular run. Weekends, obviously, are the most common day for this type of run. You don’t rush through your long runs and you try […]Read more "20K long run in the cold."
Taking the stress from work and dumping it on the pavement and not on your family. During a run after work you can rethink all the “I should have done this,” or “I will do this tomorrow” that your work leaves you with at the end of the day. You won’t solve all your problems, […]Read more "6 ways running can benefit your family life"
OK, you passed that first hurdle and are actually capable of being able to run. Congratulations. Now, running will become a routine and that often comes hand in hand with boredom which leads to lack of motivation which leads to, you know where this is heading. However, you might be the type of guy who simply enjoys […]Read more "Staying Motivated"
This New Year’s Eve, while in Barcelona, I ran my fourth race since I got back into running on Feb 1, 2012. It was the Cursa dels Nassos, an annual race near the oceanside of the city. Cursa del Nassos means “running of the noses.” There were about 10.000 runners and I managed to finish 6.216th! […]Read more "The Running of the Noses"