New Idea to Improve Glute Strength

I have very weak glutes and hips.  This summer, I did physical therapy two times a week, and when I began, the therapist did an overall inventory on the strength of various muscles.  To test my hip and glute strength, the therapist had me lay on my side and raise

Race Report: Detroit Free Press Marathon

On Sunday, I ran the Detroit Free Press Marathon.  It was my 7th marathon since starting in October 2013, and my 7th state.  I chose it because it was close to the time of the Chicago Marathon so I could still train with my friends, I hadn’t done a Michigan

The Struggles of Marathon Tapering

Forget the 20-mile long runs, the intense speed workouts, the grueling tempo runs.   Tapering is the hardest part of training.  Here are 7 struggles of marathon tapering.  Trust me, there are more than 7.     First of all, when I’m tapering I have so much pent-up energy.     But