Are Drones at Races a Real Problem?

Are Drones at Races Really a Problem?

Maybe I’m just getting old, but I can’t wrap my head around the idea of bringing drones to races.

But apparently, that’s something the “kids are doing these days” since a number of pretty prominent races have actually banned drones from their events.

Are Drones at Races a Real Problem?

Are Drones at Races a Real Problem?

Don’t believe me? Here’s the article I came across while perusing Runner’s World this morning. Read more

My Marathon Triple Crown

My Marathon Triple Crown (And Why It Doesn’t Include Boston)

With yesterday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, many Americans pretended to be “experts” and “fans” of horse racing, at least until American Pharaoh won coming down the stretch.

Photo from USA Today

Photo from USA Today

Remind anyone of the Boston Marathon?

So in honor of yesterday’s race, I thought I’d put together my “marathon triple crown” if you will, of races that I would really like to run someday.

My Marathon Triple Crown

(For the record, Boston isn’t on the list because I WILL run that race. These three would just be a little icing on the cake.)

My Marathon Triple Crown of Races, in No Particular Order

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I Think I Might Try an Ultra

It’s Time for Me to Try an Ultra

If you’re a regular listener of the podcast, you know that every time I have an ultra distance runner on the show, I always have to ask what makes him or her want to go beyond 26.2 miles.

I Think I Might Try an Ultra

And you also know that no matter what their answer is, I always tell them there is no way I can imagine going any farther.

Yeah, about that.

I’ve been warming up to the idea of venturing into ultra-ville for a few months now, and I seriously think it’s time for me to give an ultra a shot.

I mean, why the hell not? Read more

What's Wrong with Relaxing After a Big Race?

Great Race, But Now What?

Now what?

How many of you have said that after you finish a race that you’ve been training for over the course of several weeks or months?

I know that I have.

What's Wrong with Relaxing After a Big Race?

During the course of the conversation I had with Martin Parnell recently on the podcast, we talked about the deflating feeling that you may get when you accomplish something that you’ve been working on for a long time. In my experience, and he echoed it as well, there is a moment of relief/satisfaction at accomplishing the goal but that is almost immediately followed by a feeling of anxiety about what will come next. Read more

Use Real Food as Your Mid Race Fueling Choice

Is There a Better Mid Race Fueling Option Than a Gel?

When you’re running a long race, whether it’s a half, full, or an ultra, what do you for fuel during the race?

Many runners turn to gels for mid race fueling and nutrition, even though I’ve never met a single runner that enjoys a gel. (Seriously, if you like gels, let me know because I don’t think anyone really does.)

Most longer races provide gels at some point along the course, and I have a suspicion that is part of the reason that runners have flocked to the gels. We all like things that are free, and since they will be handed out for free at races, we train using them in an attempt to “avoid any race day unpleasantness”, if you will.

I took a quick poll in our Facebook Group yesterday, and I got what I expected. A lot of people said that they use gels, but a surprising number also said that they had used gels, but had to switch to another option because of tummy issues.

But what if there was a better option than a mid race gel?

There is. Read more