June 24, 2009 - The weather is never a reason to skip a run.

Yo Run Gang,

Most of us are mired in our lifestyles with responsibilities of family, jobs, bills, and piles of unfinished work and projects that can stop us in our tracks as we jump out of bed for the daily run. It is as if the enemy had thwarted out attack on this new day. We may awake to run plans that get sidetracked within minutes. The truth is, getting out the door is never easy, and at times, just getting started requires a super human feat. You have blown through that barrier plenty of times, the trick is to keep up the momentum and know thy enemy!

That said, the weather is never a reason to skip a run. As you know, I love extremes, especially when it comes to the weather we run in. Life in the middle of the road will get you run down! When its 10 below or over 90, a simple run becomes extreme and requires planning and thought. It also comes with a bit of danger, but you may have noticed, all the cool stuff is dangerous so no need to avoid it, just take it seriously.

Enjoy every healthy day,

Randy Step, an obsessed runner planning on a high noon run on a day I could have ran in the cool of the morning!

May 7, 2008 - Your body is out on that crumbling edge, just about ready to break off.

For those of you in marathon training mode, when you get to that last long run be it 20 or whatever, remember, your body is out on that crumbling edge, just about ready to break off. Your chances of getting sick or injured are at an all time high. Avoid sick people and act a little wimpy when it comes to moving a heavy object, doing a big day of lawn work or whatever. Yes, it sucks but you worked hard to get here, be a wimp. That said, I just ran my 20 for Bayshore, Im sick as a dog, and I pulled a quad muscle getting screens down from my attic some coach.

Get out and run some trails! Check out this video from the Running Fit trail marathon weekend, it will help motivate you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb6F_alzHZU

Get out and run!
Randy Step