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
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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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
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
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
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!
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!
Training for a goal race requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and some sacrifice. Most runners working toward a goal have great intentions, every time they set out to complete a run or workout. However, there are times when the things they are doing can actually be more harm that good. Below are a… Continue reading Hard working runners, who could accidentally be sabotaging their run training.
Are you working toward a new distance or a time goal? If you are, you need to think about this title question every day, before you head out the door. What is the purpose of this run? When you are training, you are applying a stimulus or stress to the body. That stress will hopefully… Continue reading What is the purpose of your run today?