The Runner’s High Vol. 8: Be Your Own Hero

312 miles.  That is the distance that Belgian runner Karel Sabbe covered over 75 hours earlier this month during the 2020 Big’s Backyard Ultra World Championship.  Just over 3 days of running.  Can you imagine?  Every now and then someone comes along and redefines...

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The Runner’s High Vol. 6: Developing Mental Toughness

“Make It Hurt” So…I threw up in the bushes yesterday.  With a tenth of a mile to go in my 8-mile progression run, my stomach revolted, and I ended up freshening up some pine straw with my coffee from earlier that morning.  Darn.  So close.  It wasn’t the ideal ending...

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The Runner’s High Vol. 2: Southern Tour Ultra 2020 Recap

With many organized races either canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, I thought it would be fun to relive one of my all time favorite events. This past January I had the opportunity to run a 5-mile leg of a 10-person, 50-mile relay.   The relay was part of the...

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The Runner’s High Vol. 1: Why Motivation Sucks

We have all been there.  We see or hear something that lights a fire in our belly, and we are ready to take on the world.  It could be a friend’s Instagram post, our new favorite book, an inspiring podcast, a scene from a Netflix documentary, or anything really…but...

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Race Day Etiquette

Following proper race day etiquette is important when making sure that you, and everyone around you, has a great experience! Keep in mind the following tips before your next race, and be sure to share with anyone you know who is about to run their first race.   Line...

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Pre-Race Warmups & Stretches

Warming up your body and stretching before a race is essential to preventing injury and improving your performance. Unfortunately a lot of people skip these two important steps, especially due to not allowing enough time in between their arrival and the race start....

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2020 Running Resolutions

2020 is here! Worried about keeping your running New Year’s resolutions? We are here to help. Below we have compiled some easy steps to help you keep your resolutions going all year long. Train with a group. Make your workouts fun by exercising with friends, family,...

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