RunCanvas Testimonials

“Coach McKinney has been awesome to work with. Always quick to respond to my questions. Looking forward to continuing to work with her.” WEs Ferraiuolo “Janell listened to my goal and created a training program that help me to not only succeed but smash it. She will help you make adjustments as needed and isContinue reading “RunCanvas Testimonials”

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 soContinue reading “How much fitness will I lose? Taking a break from running and the impact it has on your fitness.”

Run Safety – 12 tips to help keep you safe while on the run

  I’ll be honest, before I started coaching I didn’t take running safety super serious.  I rolled my eyes when my “nagging” coach would bring up the issues.Working with high school students who are constantly out on the road on their own. I feel a bit maternal towards all of my girls.  I constantly worryContinue reading “Run Safety – 12 tips to help keep you safe while on the run”

Why runners should include strength training

When I begin working with a new client I always ask them about the ancillary training components they are currently doing, including strength training. (Read my previous post on Ancillary Components in your run training) Most of the time, these athletes are doing very little to none.  This is a large area for improvement andContinue reading “Why runners should include strength training”

Runderwear Product Review

I’ll admit, I am normally team commando when it comes to running.  However I was excited to try out underwear made specifically for running. Because running in your cotton britches from Target are a recipe for discomfort!   Below are the key selling points that had me excited to try RunderWear (Information pulled directly from RunderwearContinue reading “Runderwear Product Review”

Understanding Running Economy

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. ThisContinue reading “Understanding Running Economy”

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.

Food Groove Mission- Product Review

I was super excited to receive 10 pouches of Food Groove Mission Super bites, an all natural snacks packed with a healthy punch, great for both before and after your run. There are three flavors.; Mother Earth: A wholesome combination of unique berries, seeds and nuts. Holy Truffle Punch!: A pure spark of dark chocolate.Continue reading “Food Groove Mission- Product Review”

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 aContinue reading “Why YOU should become a runner 2019”

Picking the right running coach

Follow up from my previous two blog articles; Why YOU could benefit from a running coach! and Which type of Running Coach is best for YOU. Today, I am going to go into details about how to choose the coach that works for you. Choosing to work with a coach is an excellent way to add motivation, structureContinue reading “Picking the right running coach”