When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was check the weather app on my cell phone. 6:23 a.m. and 90 degrees. In the context of a heat wave in Las Vegas, that constitutes suitable weather for outdoor cardio. I threw on my gear, drank a bottle of water, strapped on the […]
Almost all the runners I know like to talk about themselves–that is, about their experience as a runner. When was the last time you sat around with a group of runners and DIDN’T discuss your past injuries, awesome races, awful races, that time on your run when you were seized with the absolute need to locate […]
Happy when it rains? Me too!
Today was Day Two of heat training for me. I went out earlier and longer ~ 6.5 miles this time. I also enjoyed approximately .08 miles of shade on the Bonanza Trail, so I guess you could say I took it easy on myself. Tidbits gleaned on today’s run: 1. Full sun in Vegas is […]
With summer almost upon us (and 2 days into my heat training), I thought I’d do a little reading up on the craziness that is running in the summer heat. Here in Las Vegas, the heat is intimidating. While we have little to no humidity, we have a little thing called the UV index, which […]
So, my next long race will be a 12-hour overnight here in Las Vegas, in July. Since I’m from New York and have exactly zero experience running in the desert in July, let alone for 12 hours, overnight, it seemed like a good idea to get out there and get some heat training in. Today was Day […]
If you run, it’s inevitable: sooner or later, you’ll be picking yourself up off the pavement/trail/track and wishing you had whatever it is your particular injury requires for patching up. I’ve put together a list of first-aid items that I’ve found helpful, and sometimes essential, in that post-whoops moment. For convenience, you can gather these […]