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Shady Rays X-Series Product Review

Summer time is coming! As a teacher I am counting down the last days of the school year.  With summer, comes more summer runs with my high school cross country girls.  So, of course, I jumped at the chance to try out a new pair/brand of sunglasses. The Shady Ray X-series sunglasses have a nice,… Continue reading Shady Rays X-Series Product Review

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Why runners should include strength training

When I begin working with a new client I always ask them about the ancillary training components they are currently doing, including strength training. (Read my previous post on Ancillary Components in your run training) Most of the time, these athletes are doing very little to none.  This is a large area for improvement and… Continue reading Why runners should include strength training

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Runderwear Product Review

I'll admit, I am normally team commando when it comes to running.  However I was excited to try out underwear made specifically for running. Because running in your cotton britches from Target are a recipe for discomfort!   Below are the key selling points that had me excited to try RunderWear (Information pulled directly from Runderwear… Continue reading Runderwear Product Review

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Weekly Discount Round up! -Friday, May 17th, 2019

As a BibRave Pro I have the awesome opportunity to try and review running related products and races and share my experiences with readers. Along with the trial the brands and races will often provide a discount code for promotional purposes. Find all of the current BibRave Brand and BibRave Race discounts by following the… Continue reading Weekly Discount Round up! -Friday, May 17th, 2019

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Ancillary Components in your run training

Wanna know the secret to a good run training plan, hard work and consistency. Yep, that's it. It's not magical, there is not some top secret formula . Even with the best laid plans. The coach or plan, will not work if you don't. No magic bullet. No secret workout. No magic number. Consistent sound… Continue reading Ancillary Components in your run training

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Understanding Running Economy

I'm not going to lie. I really nerd out when I get to teach my middle school kiddos concepts that I can relate to running, or exercising in some way . We have been recently learning about how our body converts food energy into a usable form of energy called adenine triphosphate, or ATP. This… Continue reading Understanding Running Economy

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Running tips for rainy weather

Yesterday I gave a super short post on the benefits of heading outside in less than ideal conditions for a training run. Train for the worst, so you can run your best!  Whether your goal race is Boston Marathon or a smaller scaled local race. You are taking time to prepare for that race and you… Continue reading Running tips for rainy weather

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Train for the worst, so you can run your best!

Rain, wind, snow and yo-yo temperatures.  It seems like we experienced all four seasons in the 48 hour weekend here in KC. The only thing predictable about Midwest weather, is that it is quite unpredictable.  So while many athletes are taking it indoors.  As long as safety isn't compromised, I encourage my athletes to head… Continue reading Train for the worst, so you can run your best!

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RunCanvas Ready Made Training Plans!

Great for beginners to advanced! RunCanvas offers multiple options for each race distances.  Periodized run training plans based on the foundations of legendary coach Jack Daniels. This comprehensive plan goes beyond running to include; dynamic warm ups, running form drills, and no weights strength training. Runner assessment done either via email (most common and usually… Continue reading RunCanvas Ready Made Training Plans!