Gift Guide 2011 Dec22

Gift Guide 2011

Unless you live in a nation where the War on Christmas has already been fought and won, you’ve probably noticed it’s that time again. The lights are up. Silk Nog is on grocery shelves. Giant, inflatable yard Santas are yukking it up inside giant, inflatable snow globes. And all my...

How to Enjoy the Tour Jun29

How to Enjoy the Tou...

Allow me to take a moment away from all this sporadic blogging about running to report on another exciting genre of fitness—bicycling. Perhaps you’ve heard of it; perhaps you’ve even tried it. Well, consider this entry a bone thrown to all the duathletes and cross-trainers out there...

Lost in the East Jun22

Lost in the East

In light of all these natural disasters, the End of the World has been coming up a lot lately. Like most people, I often find myself contemplating post-apocalyptic scenarios and wondering what unique skills I’ll have to offer the loose band of bewildered survivors. After all, the...

Too Cool Runnings Apr16

Too Cool Runnings

Marathoners, you’re not the special snowflakes once thought. According to a breaking report from NPR, “a record number of Americans are running marathons,” and the “popularity is actually a bit of a pain for the sport.” What isn’t included in the report is whether this “bit of a...

Power taper Apr06

Power taper

The St. Louis marathon is Sunday, and I’ve now entered that cruel portion of training known as “the taper.” The taper is the brief window of time—anywhere from one to three weeks—when running slowly grinds to a halt and gives way to a preparatory relaxation regimen. You sleep past 6...

Running the news Mar28

Running the news

Training has been pretty uneventful this week, so I’d like to launch a new segment called Cait’s Running the News wherein I break down all the latest in marathonning so YOU don’t have to. It’s not easy keeping a finger on America’s target pulse, but as a fledgling...