J Art Roth



Harder Better Faster

Track runs using RunKeeper. Decent app. Recently completed a challenge that granted a free month of elite for extra stat tracking capabilities. If I ever get a heart rate monitor that syncs with the app I will probably pay for… Continue Reading →

Changing of the Shoes

Two half-marathons and all the training that goes with that. Pounding the pavement in four states in two time-zones. They have earned their retirement. And by retirement I mean they get thrown in the trash before the new shoe scent… Continue Reading →

Now That I Know I Can Finish

Two half-marathons this year. Both completed in roughly the same time, solid mid-pack. I know I can complete a half-marathon in a respectable amount of time. Great. What now? I see two choices. Either up my distance or decrease time…. Continue Reading →

Preparing to Run Like Hell

Messed up my training this morning. Along with two hill sprints and an easy 10 minute jog was supposed to run one 400m at 80%. Accidentally ran my fastest 400m to date. Hope this doesn’t ruin my time in the… Continue Reading →

Recover Right

Something odd happened this morning. Remember my post a few days back about the hell known as 400m intervals? Today I found an exception to that hell. Today’s workout agenda: 2 sets of 3x 400m intervals. First set went exactly… Continue Reading →

400m Hell

This is how a typical set of 3 x 400 meter sprints should go; 100m – Good pace. I got this. 200m – Yeah, that’s the burn. I’m flying now. Almost done. 300m – Um, yeah. Very nearly done. 350m… Continue Reading →

Bad Workouts

Today. Hot. Dripping sweat. Dry. Dust everywhere and not nearly hydrated enough. Wind. Blew the dust in my eyes to make me blind. Snot. Yes snot. Heart rate much higher than normal but still going so damn slow.  Just a… Continue Reading →

I’m Going Home

You can never go home. Vacation lands me in the Midwest town of my birth, the place I grew up. While not a tiny town, certainly the kind of place where everyone had shaken the hand of the mayor at… Continue Reading →

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