How a Running Coach can help you make 2022 the BEST year of running YET!

It’s that time of year again, when everyone seems to be making New Year’s resolutions and setting their running goals. Lots of runners will choose a time based goal or work to hit a specific mileage. With the best intentions starting out, many will fizzle out and not reach those goals. Working with a coachContinue reading “How a Running Coach can help you make 2022 the BEST year of running YET!”

Happy New Year! 2022

New Years can be a great time to reflect and set new goals for runners. It fits well into most training cycles as most major fall races and even early winter racing has finished and runners are gearing up for spring.   I want to hear from you! Reflecting Thinking back over 2021 what do youContinue reading “Happy New Year! 2022”

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”

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”

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”

The Week of Slow

Working with a variety of running clients, including many runners who feel the need to run their easy runs in the moderate zone. Limiting their ability to safely build mileage and make adequate gains following their quality sessions. The challenge?  The individual runs feels fine, but the athlete is slowly building fatigue and not recovering fromContinue reading “The Week of Slow”

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.

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”