Running Training Tips

Strengthening Mind Power

Photo from very early in the 1991 Women's World Championship race: Lynn Jennings - 324, Liz McColgan - 111 (to Jennings' right), Derartu Tulu - in green directly behind Jennings. Standing on a start line after months of persistent ...

Treasured Trails: Cross-country reflections by Lynn Jennings

"These high wild hills and rough uneven ways draw out our miles and make them wearisome" ----William Shakespeare, Richard II I live near the protective embrace of Forest Park's northwest shoulder in Portland. From my bedroom window I ...

Spicing Up Everyday Training

It's easy to fall into a routine during everyday training if a goal is not on the immediate horizon. Since I don't race anymore, I have discovered my daily running routine can quickly turn into a rut. Every morning I head out the door for ...

Quick Hits

Don't Buy the Shortcut Lie Distance running is hard work. We spend year after year lacing up the shoes and heading out the door, even on days when we think an extra hour of sleep would do us better. Sometimes we slog through a dreaded 4 ...

The Rule of Three or (T.I.P.)Try-Improve-Perfect

In so many aspects of our life, the rule of three holds true. From childhood, think Three Little Pigs. In school it was “Go, Fight, Win!” As we age, maybe it’s the Three Stooges that enrich our lives. The same is true for the ...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Running on Different Surfaces

There are many advantages to running on different surfaces. Change of running surfaces works different leg muscles which will lead to physical benefits. Different scenery in your running will lead to mental benefits. Here is a list of advantages ...

Boston Here We Come!

For those of you running the upcoming Boston Marathon, I would like to start off by saying... Congratulations! Sometime in the last year or two you have put in months of miles, speed work, tempo runs, and weekend long runs to achieve the ...

Coachspeak

Craftsbury Running Camp has been teaching campers about the sport of distance running for almost 30 years. Principles taught at camp help keep you on the roads and injury free for many years. Although we did not invent them, we subscribe to ...

Director's Column, January 2005

This summer at Craftsbury was special in so many ways. We met lots of new friends while welcoming back our loyal camp alumni. Although much of the time was devoted to learning about the art and science of distance running, the camaraderie and fun ...