Archives for November 2010

Gobble Wobble 5k Race Report (and book giveaway results!)

On Thanksgiving I raced in the 2010 Gobble Wobble 5k in Abington, PA. My fiancée Meaghan’s parents live in Maple Glen and it’s become tradition to run this 5k every year and she dresses up with her siblings in …

Philadelphia Marathon Photos and Potential 2011 Race

First, a huge congratulations to all of the finishers of the 2010 Philadelphia Marathon this past Sunday. I watched more than half of the marathoners finish and it’s truly an inspiring sight. I get goosebumps when I think about …

The Running Life Book Giveaway (Plus, Running Safety)

A few weeks ago I interviewed Ironman triathlete and ultramarathoner Donald Buraglio. Donald is the author of one of the most popular running blogs on the web – Running and Rambling. In case you didn’t know by now, …

What’s Your Favorite Running Memory? Runners Answer: Boston Qualifiers, Yosemite’s Half Dome, and Huarache’s

After having run for over 12 years, it seems like some of my favorite memories have been through running. I’ve raced indoor track, outdoor track, cross-country, road races, and the New York Marathon. My fiancee was a college runner …

Candy Cane City 5k Race Report – 1st Place And New Road PR!

I raced the Candy Cane City 5k on November 13, 2010. It started at 8am on a chilly Saturday morning on the outskirts of Washington, DC. Starting on the Rock Creek Trail near East-West Highway, it was a …

Race Variations: Cross-Country, Road, and Trail Races

Earlier this week I sent the Strength Running newsletter subscribers an email about running different types of races to help you reach new levels of fitness and bring you closer to your goals.

I also offered a bonus to …

Overcoming Setbacks – Fitz’s Training Journal October, 2010

This training block started with a crushing blow to my streak of running healthy. On October 11 I ran 11 miles with four 30 second sprints in a large parking lot near my home. This turned out to be …

12 Running Lessons From Over 12 Years of Training

Back in my high school and college days, I used to think, “You have so much time to run fast.” Time is flying by and after high school, college, and post-collegiate racing I’ve learned a lot.

Three days ago, …

Pushing the Limits of Endurance – Conquering Fear and Ultramarathons with Donald Buraglio

Most runners get the itch to try a marathon at some point in their running careers. How many get the itch to run a 100 miler?

Enter Donald Buraglio, a physical therapist from Monterey County, CA who has competed …