Patience is something I obviously lack.
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
Speed kills. Speed can cause things to go out of control. Speed can cause a crash. Speed — as counterintuitive as it may sound — can ruin a marathon. I paid the price Sunday for speeding.
I’ve read in fitness magazines that the best way to reach goals is to announce them.
Last week I wrote about cold and flu season peaking along with my weekly mileage — and jinxed myself.
Today I’m another year older, but from a running standpoint I’m still in the same age bracket that I was in yesterday, whether the race breaks it down to 20-29 years or 25-29.
“Don’t say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to your running buddy.” Let that sink in.
Running is obviously good for the body (it improves muscle tone and cardiovascular health) just as it is good for the mind (a Cambridge University study found that running sparks neurogenesis, or the growth