Running in the Right Direction

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”                                                              ― Martin Luther King Jr. I found my running pace has been slow and struggle like many of my runners and friends this winter. Last Saturday, IContinue reading “Running in the Right Direction”

Getting Through This Tough Winter

This winter, living on North Shore of Boston has been trying and tough to train outside. In 3 weeks, we have gotten 7-8 feet of snow and with temperatures in teens and below zero. Since running on the roads is dangerous with snow banks 10 feet high, you get creative. Last weekend, temperatures warmed up to balmyContinue reading “Getting Through This Tough Winter”

Meditate to reach your goals

“We are at the most powerful when you are in the moment.” -Siri Lindley (Coached Miranda Cafrae 3 x Ironman World Champion) Siri is so right on this. When it comes to long distance events, it becomes a mental. You can do all the training but if you are not in the right place mentallyContinue reading “Meditate to reach your goals”

What is Age?

Does age define who we are and what can do or not do? Today, we hear about how older workers are being discriminated. Some feel when you reach the age of 60 years old that you have nothing to give and physically not able to do much. Let me tell you about 3 women runningContinue reading “What is Age?”

Recovery and Well-Being

Sunday, I had an interesting talk on phone with one my triathletes. I had a revelation on what I did this year that it kinda blew my mind at 63: 4/6 Great Bay Half Marathon 5/25 Pineland 25K Trail Race 7/29 Yankee Homecoming 10 Miler 8/16 Blazzing Saddles Metric Century 9/7 Punkinman Half Ironman 10/18 TARC FallContinue reading “Recovery and Well-Being”

First Half Ironman

 Training and participating in endurance events involves nutrition, physical and mental. Many do the physical of empty miles without doing thinking about their: proper training, nutrition, or mental aspect for race day. This past Sunday, I completed my first Half Ironman in South Berwick, ME. I finished happy because my energy was maintained throughout the 7 hoursContinue reading “First Half Ironman”

To Run or Not Run Through Pain

“The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy… It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.” – Jacqueline GareauContinue reading “To Run or Not Run Through Pain”

Go Slow to Go Fast

To go fast you have to go slow which sounds wrong but it is true. Bobby McGee and Mark Allen emphasize this for your training of running and triathlons. I do 1 speed workout for swim, bike and run each week but all other workouts are in Heart Rate zone 1 and 2. Case inContinue reading “Go Slow to Go Fast”

Happy Father’s Day

Today is a bittersweet day for me. Thursday was dad’s birthday and today is Father’s day. Even though he died 9 years ago, I always go through melancholy about him at this time. He was always serious but funny. He has done the darn-est (funny) things that they were written in Reader’s Digest. The best partContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day”