Feel the Fear and Don’t Do It Anyway Mar06

Feel the Fear and Do...

I’ve never been smart enough to do what’s good for me. In fact, most of my life, pretty much everyone around me has asked me, “Why?”. Why did I quit practicing law? Why do I run so much? Why did … Read the...

When All Else Fails ...

Note from the Publisher:  If you haven’t followed Carilyn’s Blog you’re missing out.  You never leave without a smile.  Thank you Carilyn! I’ve decided to, once again, do something inadvisable.  I know, none of you are surprised by this.  Doing … Read the...

Ultra Marathon Training And Weird Food Cravings – What Do They Mean? Oct23

Ultra Marathon Train...

  Okay, I eat a lot of weird stuff.   Part of this is due to plain ol’ laziness.   But part of it is due to really believing that my body will tell me what, and how much, it needs (maybe … Read the...

5 Things I Learned From the Pros After I Keeled Over Sep26

5 Things I Learned F...

  Carilyn recently traveled to Europe to race for Team USA in the 24 hour world champsionships.  After having to drop out after 4 hours she got the remarkable opportunity to watch and learn. After keeling over at Worlds last … Read the...

International Travel...

  Carilyn Johnson is heading to Poland with the US 24 Hour National Team  race against the world’s best long haul ultra marathoners.  As she head to Europe, Carilyn offers up a few travel tips in her famous writing style.  … Read the...

Overtraining: Over Doing It or Overreacting? Aug09

Overtraining: Over D...

    Whenever I am at peak training load, I am like a (very clumsy) tightrope walker trying to balance my desire to move forward with my need to stay safe (and for runners, this means healthy).   To do this, … Read the...

Ice Baths are BAD fo...

Finally, something that isn’t going to cause me more pain in my perpetual effort to be a better runner! Ice Baths are bad for your running! Yes, you read that right!   According to Ross Tucker, PhD., and Jonathan Dugas, PhD. … Read the...

10 Reasons I’m...

  So, I spent most of Sunday moping around the house, checking Western States’ results updates, eating chocolate pudding with whipped cream, and feeling sorry for myself because I couldn’t run the race this year.  But then I remembered all … Read the...

Running at Maximum Potential After 40 Jun11

Running at Maximum P...

Because I’m an older runner, I get a lot of questions from clients about how to continue to improve as a runner after the age of 40.  Once I get over being offended (just kidding – I really don’t get … Read the...

Born to Run Ultra Ma...

  What a fantastic experience!  As with most races, there were some highs, some lows, and some just downright UGLY moments.  But, through it all, I got what I went for – a hard effort before Western States 100,  and … Read the...