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How much fitness will I lose? Taking a break from running and the impact it has on your fitness.

Life happens, injuries happen and sometimes after a lengthy grueling training cycle we just need a break from running. It's totally understandable.  The question I get from many of my athletes when discussing these bouts of time away from training is how much fitness will I lose?  This is a great question. We work so… Continue reading How much fitness will I lose? Taking a break from running and the impact it has on your fitness.

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Run Safety – 12 tips to help keep you safe while on the run

  I'll be honest, before I started coaching I didn't take running safety super serious.  I rolled my eyes when my "nagging" coach would bring up the issues.Working with high school students who are constantly out on the road on their own. I feel a bit maternal towards all of my girls.  I constantly worry… Continue reading Run Safety – 12 tips to help keep you safe while on the run

Marathon training, running tips

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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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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The Week of Slow

Working with a variety of running clients, including many runners who feel the need to run their easy runs in the moderate zone. Limiting their ability to safely build mileage and make adequate gains following their quality sessions. The challenge?  The individual runs feels fine, but the athlete is slowly building fatigue and not recovering from… Continue reading The Week of Slow

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Slow Down! Running Your Easy Run, Easier.

Every run has a purpose. Many runners, especially new runners, are under the impression that in order to get faster, they must run all of their runs faster. This, very simply put, is not true and can quickly become counterproductive. Your easy run is a key building block for endurance races, but only if done correctly.

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Why YOU should become a runner 2019

Running is awesome! I am sure it is no surprise, to anyone that I meet, that I think running is pretty great.  I am not the only one, however. Running is growing in popularity, it is definitely having a moment.  There is a reason why, running really is for everyone Why everyone should become a… Continue reading Why YOU should become a runner 2019

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Picking the right running coach

Follow up from my previous two blog articles; Why YOU could benefit from a running coach! and Which type of Running Coach is best for YOU. Today, I am going to go into details about how to choose the coach that works for you. Choosing to work with a coach is an excellent way to add motivation, structure… Continue reading Picking the right running coach

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Which type of Running Coach is best for YOU

So you have decided, or are still considering, working with a running coach.  Great!  Run coaches are not one size fits all, though.  There are the worlds greatest coaches and they still won't be the right fit for everybody.  I am following up yesterday's post Why YOU could benefit from a running coach! with information on some… Continue reading Which type of Running Coach is best for YOU

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Why YOU could benefit from a running coach!

As I have transitioned to a certified coach, actively seeking new clients and building my hobby into a business. I am surprised by the conversations I have had with runners on an almost daily basis surrounding the concept of hiring a running coach.  It's not what I thought it would be. It's not that many… Continue reading Why YOU could benefit from a running coach!