The Organized Runner

Running

Why I Keep Training

Why I Keep Training

Running – or training to be precise – can sometimes feel like an unbalanced or unfair relationship. You do your work every day, putting your time and effort and sweat into making your relationship with running better, and then race day comes, and running doesn’t […]

Past Me Would be Proud

Past Me Would be Proud

I have a joke with one of my friends called “past me would be proud.” Both of us are still pursuing competitive distance running post-college while also balancing jobs and lives in general. It’s hard. In college, it was understood that you carved hours of […]

PSA: Don’t Honk at Runners

PSA: Don’t Honk at Runners

There are many uncomfortable things that can happen while you’re out running – needing to use the bathroom, chafing, the weather being miserable, etc. not to mention the outside influences like getting honked or yelled at. I consider honking to among the worst. The definition […]

Disappointment

Disappointment

Mailing it in today with a haiku. — Disappointment is feeling embarrassed and shame. My goal seems so far.

12 is the Best Number for Workouts

12 is the Best Number for Workouts

As I warmed up for my 12×300 track workout this morning, a thought popped into my head I’ve had many times: 12 is the best number of reps for a workout. Almost every rep is a new, generally recognizable fraction. Rep 3 (1/4), 4 (1/3), […]