Seven scenic races in the US you don’t want to miss

There are many reasons why people take up running – for fun, health or a sense of achievement – and many find motivation in training for a race. There are hundreds of races every year in the US alone, for runners of every ability. […]

Running for charity – take II

Two years ago I wrote about running for charity, and gave examples of some amazing races around the world that attract runners running for a charity or non-profit. […]

5 reasons to come to a positive race workshop

It makes sense to plan ahead for all those factors you can control, and leave yourself with the best possible chance of having your best race experience. The days leading up to race day are always an exciting time! You have been training for weeks, or months, and the days just seem to get shorter[…]

When to come to altitude?

As more and more races are held at higher elevations, and the opportunity to train at altitude broadens with the availability of training camps, many athletes have questions about how to be most effective with their chance to train or race at altitude. Our earlier posts have covered running and racing at altitude, and preparing[…]

Preparing for running or racing at altitude

There are a growing number of races that are held at higher elevations – Vacation Races series of half marathons at National Parks around the USA are all in beautiful locations. This also means that each race is a hike up from sea level – Zion @ 3700‘, Grand Canyon @ 6600‘, Grand Teton @[…]