run safely in the night with these 9 tips

9 Tips For Running In The Dark Safely

Living in Phoenix is seems I am always running in the dark. In the winter months an evening run is typically in the dusk. And with summer low temperatures hovering around 90, a 4am run is the norm to beat the sun. Some of my most memorable runs have been in the quiet of the early morning before any of the sane people have woken. Though I usually pass another runner or two. There is something magical about running in the dark. But despite this calm tranquility of a late night run, there is also high level of danger and risk if you are not careful. Read more

tips to get running again after a layoff

5 Surefire Strategies to Get Back into Running

How to get back into running after a layoff

I have run 8 marathons, and countless races of shorter distances. My marathon PR is 3:45.52, while certainly not Kenyan, I can hold my head high when hanging out with most serious weekend warriors. But I turned 50 and decided to get my MBA, neither of which has been a positive influence on my running. As a result, my runs have become more infrequent and much slower. And, along with the combination of studying and slothfulness, has come the inevitable extra pounds. Read more