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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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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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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!

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Focus on Recovery

When talking about our goals we often talk about all the awesome training we have planned to get us there.  We talk about the workouts we will be doing, our weekly mileage, and the coaches we are using.   We take time setting up intricate training plans.  One thing that is just as important in that… Continue reading Focus on Recovery

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3 Common Misconceptions about Running Injuries- Guest Post by RunningMate Physical Therapist & Performance Coach

Physical Therapist and Performance Coach Nathan Carlson cover some basics about common misconceptions runners have about injuries.

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2017 Week 10 Recap-6 week before Boston Marathon!

This was a tough week.  Not because of the workouts, or mileage.  It was tough because it took me the whole week to recover from last week’s 10k race.  I shouldn’t be terribly surprised, I seem to recover slower than most of my running buddies. The fatigue and soreness will hang around an extra day… Continue reading 2017 Week 10 Recap-6 week before Boston Marathon!

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2017 Week 6 Recap-10 Weeks Until Boston Maraton

            Okay, things are getting really busy around here and it seems like everyone and their dog is getting sick.  All I want to do it run! HA HA!   It was a balancing act to get in the miles and workouts this week, I didn’t exactly follow my plan as written but I think I… Continue reading 2017 Week 6 Recap-10 Weeks Until Boston Maraton

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2017 week 5 recap- 11 weeks until the Boston Marathon

  Whoa!  I don’t even know where this week went.  I have been super busy, I feel like I blinked and a whole week went by.  I was a ball of nerves.  Knowing I had a race at the end of the week, really gets my nerves going.  It wasn’t a goal race, but I… Continue reading 2017 week 5 recap- 11 weeks until the Boston Marathon

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What to do when a race doesn’t go as planned

  How you handle a disappointing race is important.  How you bounce back will impact your training and your mentality entering you next training cycle and race. Let’s be real, you are not going to PR at every race.  Newbies can make a lot of fast growth for a while, but eventually runners are going… Continue reading What to do when a race doesn’t go as planned