A good question I will not answer that question directly. I will say I've been running for a long time, over thirty years since I was twelve. I ran on high school and college track and cross-country teams and way more road races than I remember, from little neighborhood 5k's to the Boston Marathon. There was a time where I was quite the training wonk, reading just about every book on running I could get my hands on. And while I've had plenty of success at running, there's been lots of failures. There's been plenty of injuries, and at one point, was 60 pounds overweight, so I've gone through the pain and frustrations runners of all abilities go through. We all need help from time to time, and I do believe I have the experience and knowledge to draw on to help some of you out there.
So hope you will share your running question here with us, whether it be on training, racing, injuries, or anything to make your running more successful and enjoyable. No question is too basic, fundamental or esoteric. I suppose you could ask also a question about beer as well, but my beer knowledge extends to mostly having drunk a lot of it. Send your questions to my slightly odd e-mail address at: photon(dot)dpeterman[at]
You can also post your question on the Ramblings of a Beer Runner Facebook page or tweet it via Twitter.
And thanks to Ortholite, if I use your question, you'll win a pair of Ortholite Fusion insoles. Ortholite was previously found only exclusively in many of the top athletic shoes, but are now available for purchase to go in any pair of shoes. Made with open-cell foam allowing air to circulate around the foot, keeping it cooler and drier inside the shoe, they also have a patented anti-microbial formulation (approved by the EPA and FDA) fights fungus, bacteria and shoe odor. (Ortholite supplied the insoles and product information for this giveaway.)
Look forward to hearing from you all out there. It should be interesting.