Archive for December, 2014


Try, try again. A marathon training update!

As I’ve mentioned, I am running the Hyannis Marathon on February 22nd. While not the best idea weather-wise, I feel the mid-season marathon last year was a bigger mistake. Running four races in four weeks with the third a marathon is not a good idea, and my race suffered for it. I was on pace […]


Traction Devices

This is part of an off-season gear series here at Of Miles and Mountains. First and most importantly, screw shoes! You may have heard runners talk about this. It’s the cheapest and simplest option. You simply screw sheet metal screws into the sole of your shoe, so that the heads of the screws function as little […]


The Foul-Weather Runner

Running in the Winter This is part of an off-season gear series here at Of Miles and Mountains. While I don’t purport to be an expert on the subject of winter running, I have been running in conditions that would make many people resort to a treadmill, and find myself completely confident in nearly any conditions. […]