Marathon training, running tips, Uncategorized

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.

Marathon training, Running Goals, Running Log, Running motivation, running tips, Uncategorized

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

Marathon training, Running Goals, Running motivation, running tips, Uncategorized

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

Marathon training, Running Goals, Running motivation, running tips, Uncategorized

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!

Running Log, Uncategorized

Weekly Wrap Up- Post Marathon 12/3-12/9

Last week I ran California International Marathon, and I had a blast!   You can read all about it here!I don't have a whole lot to write about as far as training recap.  1 week post marathon, so the mileage was low and the pace was easy.  I was pretty beat up after this race. Totally… Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up- Post Marathon 12/3-12/9

Marathon training, Product Review, Running motivation, running tips, Uncategorized

Book Review- How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald #Allaboutrunning Wednesday Blog Link up

Another Book review! Ha ha, my #allaboutrunning link ups have had a lot of book reviews recently, but I can't help it.  Right now, I feel like a sponge and I have been a bit obsessed with reading running content.  With my own illness, and now my daughter is sick.  I have also had a… Continue reading Book Review- How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald #Allaboutrunning Wednesday Blog Link up

Running motivation, running tips, Uncategorized

Stop beating the workout- training advice for runners looking to maximize benefits of workouts #allaboutrunning

I've posted before about how every run should have a purpose. Before you step out the door for your workout, you should already know what the training stimulus you are trying to achieve from the run you are doing. Too many times, runners will brag about completing a run faster than prescribed. If running fast… Continue reading Stop beating the workout- training advice for runners looking to maximize benefits of workouts #allaboutrunning

running tips, Uncategorized

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

Guest Bloggers, running tips, Uncategorized

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.

Marathon training, Running motivation, Uncategorized

Reflection and Countdown to the Boston Marathon

I am so super excited about my upcoming opportunity to compete in my first Boston Marathon. The buildup between my qualifier at Kansas City Marathon, in October 2015 and race day seems like forever.  It has been a journey and I can’t help but feel all kinds of emotions as I look back.   For… Continue reading Reflection and Countdown to the Boston Marathon