Runners, love to run. However, it’s not uncommon for us to lack motivation from time to time. Most of the time, the hardest part is getting yourself out the door. Fifteen minutes into the run, you feel great and you are no longer struggling to find motivation. When you are finished you are glad youContinue reading “Don’t forget to enjoy running”
I absolutely love fall running weather! Many friends are deep into training for their next big race, the camaraderie is awesome. The temperatures are dropping after this long hot and humid summer and the scenery is beautiful. I am so over this summer we have had, this year in Missouri. I am kicking summer outContinue reading “Fall is coming! Running Tips for Fall Weather training”
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 thatContinue reading “Focus on Recovery”
Physical Therapist and Performance Coach Nathan Carlson cover some basics about common misconceptions runners have about injuries.
Admit it, you are guilty. You feel a pain and you head to the Google, to find out what is wrong and how to fix it. STAHP IT! I am totally guilty myself. I know better, but sometimes I don’t want to admit something is wrong, so I look for ways to self-remedy. This doesContinue reading “Quit googling your injuries!”
Growth is made during your recovery. You work out hard, tearing your muscles down and your body rebuilds, stronger than before. You should treat the recovery process with as much respect as your speed workouts and long runs. The better you recover, the more you can push yourself during subsequent training sessions. Since most ofContinue reading “My favorite part of my recovery routine, is Epsom Salt Baths”
The closer we get to April 17th, the more I am getting asked about my goal time for the Boston Marathon. I am also getting a lot of (unsolicited) advice, on what others think my goal time should be. Especially, after recent races. Some people look at me like I have two heads whenContinue reading “Waiting to set my goal time/pace for Boston Marathon”
NO, I am not talking about running through the quad and into the gymnasium. I am talking about a running streak. A running streak is running at least one mile, every day. Your run streak is however man consecutive days you can continue this trend. It’s pretty neat to hear about the extreme run streaksContinue reading “Let’s talk about streaking….”