Monday, January 30, 2017

Coach Kiprunning Congratulates Michael Wardian

We here at Coach Kiprunning wish a hearty congratulations to DC-area mega runner Michael Wardian for his win in the 2017 World Marathon Challenge.  This is an immense accomplishment, and we are thrilled on Michael's behalf.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Coach Kiprunning Email Glitch: Resolved

I'm happy to announce that we have fixed the email glitch on the Coach Kiprunning website that has been affecting the processing of our Runner's and Sports Club Questionnaires.  Everything is now working smoothly and effectively.

Once again, if you experienced any delays in communication with us over the past two weeks (due to this glitch), please contact me at info[at]coachkiprunning[dot]com with your inquiry, and I will definitely respond to you.  Likewise, if you have any questions about working with us, you can feel free to contact me at that email address as well.


Coach Wilson Komen

Saturday, January 7, 2017

DC Runners, Write In

If you live and run in the metro DC area, we encourage you to respond to RunWashington's request for thoughts about solitary running and safety.
This article, when it is written, will be an important resource for newcomers to the area and veterans alike.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tools of the Trade: New Runner's World Race Time Predictor

Now that 2017 is officially underway, it seems like an appropriate time to remind everyone of the new race time predictor that Runner's World unveiled at the end of 2016.

As Amby Burfoot's article on this predictor indicates, one of its major innovations is the a ability to project race performance based on two previous race times.  The new calculator also allows users to enter their average weekly mileage as a means to tighten up their performance projections.

The whole article is great, so you should definitely read the whole thing.  If you've got other helpful race prediction techniques, feel free to sound off in the comments below!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Why Not You?

The story of Billy Mills' come-from-behind underdog victory in the 10K at the 1964 Olympics has become the stuff of running legend--a story so perfect in its simplicity that it seems entirely unreal.

There are many tellings and retellings of Mills' story in the canon of running lore, and many of them offer slight variations on the theme of the power of positive thinking.  I've often heard the story paraphrased as Mills continually asking himself, "Why not me?" with every lap of the track, until he realized that he was in a position to win it all.

Then, he simply went for it, because he believed that he could.

And, of course, he won.

Since it is the beginning of the new year, there is no better time for all of us to channel the power of this story in the pursuit of our own goals.  "Why not us?", we can be asking ourselves.  For my own part, I have the 2017 Boston Marathon on the horizon.  The road to this one has been challenging--more challenging than I would have liked.  Still, why not me, and why not now?

If you've been thinking about starting/getting back into/working to improve your own running, allow me to ask: why not now?

Why not you?

And why not with us?

Coach Kiprunning wishes you an excellent 2017, and we're happy to work with you, whatever your goals might be.

We hope to hear from you.