Winter Rogue Trotting

Ah, here we go again. Winter in the Northeast is nothing to take lightly, so here are our tips to survive and thrive in winter. Accountabilibuddies: Find some friends who are equally dedicated to outdoor running in the freezing cold, rain, sleet, wind, snow, and ice. It’s infinitely easier, and safer, if you have winter run buddies.There’s no greater motivator than friends waiting out in the cold and dark for you! Once you’re out there, the potential to take an unexpected tumble can be much higher, and if you have company, there’s someone to ensure that you get to safety….

My Favorite Running is Trail Running; Trails in the Greater Portland Area

There’s no better running than trail running, in my opinion. The terrain is varied, trails are almost never crowded, and in the summer months, it’s way cooler than baking on the pavement. Of course, it’s often rocky, rooty, muddy, or poorly marked, but that’s half the fun! You have to be present and attentive and fully engaged to run trails without falling (too often). I never wear headphones or listen to music or podcasts while I’m trail running. It’s unnecessary, as the ever changing landscape is a wonderful distraction, and besides, paying attention to the footing is of paramount importance…

Off Season Training

It’s finally fall, with cooler temperatures, and (some would say) perfect conditions for running! But especially here in the Northeast, fall is fleeting, and before you know it, the temps will really drop, snow will fly, and ice will make running outdoors treacherous. No problem! you may say, I’ll turn to the dreadmill and keep up those miles! Not so fast, friends. There are benefits to be gained from an off-season that is truly a reduction in weekly miles in favor of cross-training. Whether you swap out a run each week for a yoga class, a cross fit session, kettlebell…