Fast at Forty Blog

Are you flexible?

Are you flexible? I don’t mean in the bendy, Cirque de Soleil sort of way. I refer to flexible with your training. As an age group swimmer, my coach was about as flexible as...

Racing With a Purpose

The Surf City half marathon was my slowest half in almost two years. Given that my injury is better and my training more consistent, I was disappointed that I was unable to have the...

How to pace a race: Surf City race report

In December I wrote a blog about number anxiety and pacing. The post focused on managing the numbers and not letting them mentally rule you during training or racing. There are often situations where...

Running videos explained

Running videos explained

Over the last few weeks,  I have been in collaboration with Roman Mica, Brandon Del Campo and Robin Galaskewicz (whose last name I always have to look up how to spell, even though I...

The Hero Worship Conundrum

The Hero Worship Conundrum

The Lance Armstrong dog and pony show has come to a circuitous and anti-climactic ending. He confessed! He said “I’m sorry”! He said “I want to compete still”! He said “my fortune is going...

Winter Woes

Things tend to go in cycles. Last week was the phase of sickness and shitty long runs. In a three day window I received emails from 6 athletes that they were unable to complete...