Review – Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe

I’ve been running more lately, and it’s because of these shoes. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve been running more because I met for a consultation with a trainer at the gym we have at work, and in addition to strength training, she told me to get 35-45 minutes of cardio exercise in three timesContinue reading “Review – Brooks PureFlow 2 Running Shoe”

The Maffetone Method: A Hiatus

After a few rocky months of being unmotivated and discouraged by my running results, I’ve decided that I need to take a bit of a break from trying to apply the Maffetone Method to my running. It’s not that I’ve stopped running–oh, wait, yeah it is. My running has fallen by the wayside the lastContinue reading “The Maffetone Method: A Hiatus”

The Maffetone Method – Month 8

May sucked. Okay, now that we have that out of the way let’s take a look at the artwork: As you can see, my average pace climbed way back up from where it was in April. There’s a pretty simple explanation for that: I had a lousy time running. If you read Phil Maffetone’s “TheContinue reading “The Maffetone Method – Month 8”

Tonight’s Run

I tend not to write one-off post about running. It’s enough for me to wait until the end of the month and then give a summary of how that month went. But tonight was special. And not special in a terribly good way. Below I’m going to post some of the images from the runningContinue reading “Tonight’s Run”

The Maffetone Method – Month 7

I can’t believe it’s already May. It feels like yesterday that I was bemoaning the fact that running in the cold and the snow sucks. And yet, here we are. May 1st has come around faster than I expected, which leaves my April running behind me. So how did April go? I don’t want toContinue reading “The Maffetone Method – Month 7”

The Maffetone Method – A Comprehensive 6 Month Review Of My Training

With the end of March, I finished my first six months of using the Maffetone Method as a training program for running. For those of you unfamiliar with the Maffetone Method, you can find more information on Phil Maffetone’s website. What led me to begin the Maffetone Method? It was two distinct things, really. IContinue reading “The Maffetone Method – A Comprehensive 6 Month Review Of My Training”

The Maffetone Method – 5 Months In

Okay, I realize the month’s not over yet, as it is still the last day of February. But I can give you my solemn word that I will not be going for a run between now and midnight tonight, so I think the data is safe to review. So how did February go? I guessContinue reading “The Maffetone Method – 5 Months In”

The Maffetone Method – 4 Months In

Finished up month four of my Maffetone Method training experiment.  Let’s start with the artwork: Overall, between December and January, I dropped another 19 seconds on my average pace. Obviously I’m thrilled with this, but I’m also cautiously optimistic about whether that will continue. January saw me run my very first race. I did well, settingContinue reading “The Maffetone Method – 4 Months In”

The Maffetone Method – 2 Months In

I’m a little late with this one, and I’m sure everyone’s been waiting with bated breath to see how my second month of using the Maffetone Method for running has gone. So without further ado, I present…month 2. Okay, kidding aside, I can sum up month two in a single word: frustration. I’ve been trackingContinue reading “The Maffetone Method – 2 Months In”

The Maffetone Method – 1 Month In

Last week I posted about how and why I switched over to the Maffetone Method for training for endurance running. The big question is still whether or not it works. (I’m sure it does, and I’m sure anyone who stumbles upon this blog and reads the Maffetone stuff will extol its virtues and chide meContinue reading “The Maffetone Method – 1 Month In”