1,000 Runs

How many more runs, climbs, hugs of the people you care about most do you have in this short, precious life? Maybe not as many as you think.

The Slowrunner’s Manifesto

A little something to remind me of why I run and what I run for in a world where the running media seems to focus on either training for races or long-term health benefits. The slowrunner runs to run and for no other reason.

Garmin Forerunner 210 Review: Great Toy After Replacing Lemon

I was excited by the features the Garmin 210 offered, but myu initial faulty unit was a HUGE disappointment. Between terrible signal acquisition and a heartrate monitor that broke almost immediately. Fortunately, the replacement unit has been a lot better.

EPA and DHA for vegetarians (Omega-3 Fatty Acids)

Everyone is talking about Omega-3s, but few people talk about the *variety* of Omega-3s and what that means for vegetarians. Short answer, you need EPA and DHA and algae-based capsules are the only vegetarian way to get significant quantities. That’s the same source fish use… but without all the mercury and overfishing.

What’s Your Real Workout Goal?

Most people are just trying to feel a little less guilty. The shame is, they are doing the most ineffective workouts possible — not enough intensity to get the benefits from a short, intense workout, but not enough volume to get the benefits of an endurance workout. They are in the sour spot. But it’s not complicated to come up with something bette.

Lift Weights Slowly for Good Gains with Less Risk

How fast should you move the iron when you’re weightlifting? You can find experts suggesting everything from explosive movement to very slow movement. Years ago, a famous bodybuilder, whose name escapes me at the moment, was a huge proponent of slow lifting, but as is often the case, these assertions were just anecdotal rather than based […]

Should You Be Taking BCAAs?

There’s a lot of research to sort through, but the short answer is that most people don’t need to take BCAAs and, if you do, you should keep the quantities moderate.

Stealthy Workplace Workouts

If you have a formal office and you’re not comfortable grunting your way through a set of pushups or the other aggressive workplace exercises, but you still like the idea mini exercise breaks, there are still some great things you can do and nobody will even know that you’re exercising.