3 Motivation Sources + Week 1 Ultramarathon Training Plan

This past weekend, I participated in a Thoughtluck around motivation.  We discussed how to define motivation, our motivation sources, and how our family/culture/society shapes our motivation.   I love these monthly Thoughtlucks.  They’re a gathering of people from all walks of life with the purpose of coming together to enjoy good food and rich conversation regarding some

Stages of a Tempo Run

The tempo run is a staple of my marathon training program.  Actually, the tempo run can be used when training for a half marathon or 15k too (possibly a 10k but shorter races are done at an anaerobic pace so the benefit of tempo training diminishes).   What is a tempo run?  It’s a workout that

The Runner’s Brain + Week 13 Boston Marathon Training

Time for me to nerd out for a sec, guys.   I was listening to an old podcast from the Marathon Training Academy where they interviewed Dr. Jeff Brown, author of The Runner’s Brain.  In the episode, he addresses my old college psychology class days when he speaks about cognitive behavioral psychology and running.  Cognitive