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Why I Race as Much as Possible - Tim Price

Why I Race as Much as Possible - Tim Price

I forgot about this post I had written some time ago but as I head into the busiest race season of my life it definitely has some relevance.  Running the NYC Marathon on Nov 1st will mark the beginning of my 5 in 5 in 5….that’s to say 5 marathons, in 5 states, in 5 weeks.  After that pretty much non-stop racing until sometime in the spring.

“I have discovered that I am not the norm when it comes to the frequency I race.  If it were up to me I would be at a race every...


The Race is a 5k but My GPS Only Says 2.99 Miles!! - Tim Price

The Race is a 5k but My GPS Only Says 2.99 Miles!! - Tim Price

It has happened to all of us…you finish a race in what we thought was a P.R. only to look at your GPS and see that it says your 5k was only 2.99 miles or that the marathon you just finished was actually only 25.87 miles. At this point you are second guessing yourself, the running gods, the head-honchos at USATF (United States of American Track and Field) who certify courses, and just about everyone and everything else.  Well good news…CALM DOWN! you have nothing to worry about.

This link is to an article that explains how the USATF crew measures...


SHOE REVIEW: Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 - Tim Price

SHOE REVIEW: Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3 - Tim Price

One of the benefits to working for a smaller, non-franchised running store are ‘seeds’.  Seeds are the free products companies send so that employees can get an idea of the product’s actual feel, look, and behavior in the real world.  I recently got a pair of Mizuno Wave Sayonara 3s and this past weekend I finally got a chance to put some miles on them.

Looks: The shoe looks great just sitting in the box. The contrast between the green (which is a perfect match to the PRC green!) and black really make the shoe pop. Although...


To Taper, or Not To Taper? - Tim Price

To Taper, or Not To Taper? - Tim Price

As I head into the final week of ‘marathon training’ for the Kauai Marathon I started looking thru weekly mileage totals and noticed something that most people would probably find strange. There is no marked decrease in mileage known as The Taper in the 2-3 weeks before a race. Rather the weekly mileage climbs until the beginning of the marathon week. And here is why:

I am not a big fan of ‘The Taper’ going into a marathon or any other race for that matter. Granted I am talking from a racing perspective where the goal is to...