Running Fiesta

Writing and running in Austin, TX.

Category Archives: speed

Do You Suffer from "The Pride"?

Runner’s knee, runner’s toe, runner’s trots…distance runners learn early on to fear all sorts of ailments. This fear is healthy, because any of the above can definitely ruin a race. … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Is 10 the New 11?

Lately I’ve been running fast. Not Boston fast, or even Houston fast. (Houston recently announced a 4:00 qualifying standard for guaranteed entry in 2012. Prestige is nice and all, but … Continue reading

April 14, 2011 · Leave a comment


Last week my 3-phase training program (Base – Strength – Speed) officially rolled into the “Strength” phase. When this happened in Austin, it meant our coach finding some steepish hills, … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · 3 Comments

Focusing on the Easy

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that for someone who sings the praises of marathoning for the masses and life in the back of … Continue reading

January 24, 2011 · 1 Comment