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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 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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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

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Why I run.

I am very excited that we now have the opportunity to feature guest blogger Tony - The Runninger,  on Runcanvas. Why do we run? It's a question as a runner you get asked regularly from non runners that don't understand running but it's not a question I actually ask myself regularly. Why would you I… Continue reading Why I run.

Marathon training, Running Goals, Running motivation, running tips

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

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2017 Week 4 recap- 12 weeks until Boston Marathon

               I don’t know about you guys, but burying myself in all things running has been a huge escape from the political junk going on.  Focusing on my training has been a great stress reliever, also.  So without too much build up, here is my weekly recap. Monday-6.01 miles at 8:05 pace (48:39 total time)… Continue reading 2017 Week 4 recap- 12 weeks until Boston Marathon

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Training to be a mentally stronger runner

What makes a strong runner? If you have two runners, of absolutely equal physical ability, which one is going to win?  I would say the runner that is mentally stronger. Do you think that the person who always wins a race is the most fit? I certainly do not.  One of my favorite running buddies… Continue reading Training to be a mentally stronger runner

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What is the purpose of your run today?

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?

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2017 Week 3 Recap- 13 Weeks from Boston Marathon

  I had a great week last week.  I hope you guys did too! The weather was prime marathon training conditions here.  Temperatures in the 50s and a light wind most of the week. We didn’t see a whole lot of sun, but I won’t be picky after the ice last week.                   Running… Continue reading 2017 Week 3 Recap- 13 Weeks from Boston Marathon