The Importance of Varying Your Running Workouts for Optimal Performance

Today I want to talk about an athlete whom we will call Alex. Alex is a talented high school student with a natural talent for running. Alex loved the feeling of pounding the pavement. Every day, Alex would lace up their shoes and head out for a run, enjoying the breeze and the sun onContinue reading “The Importance of Varying Your Running Workouts for Optimal Performance”

The Impact of Running on Mental Health: Benefits, Risks, and Strategies for Management

In this article, we will explore the various ways in which running can positively and negatively impact mental health, and provide strategies for using run training to manage stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Nutrition and Hydration for Runners: The Complete Guide

In order to reap the full benefits of running, it’s essential to pay attention to your nutrition and hydration. Proper nourishment and hydration can help you perform at your best, prevent injury, and speed up recovery. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, understanding the role of nutrition and hydration in your runningContinue reading “Nutrition and Hydration for Runners: The Complete Guide”

Running Downhill Marathons: Benefits, Challenges, and How to Prepare

Downhill marathons are becoming increasingly popular among runners as they offer a unique running experience and the potential to set personal best times. Unlike traditional marathons that are mostly flat or uphill, downhill marathons feature courses that are primarily downhill, allowing runners to pick up speed and flow through the course. However, while the benefitsContinue reading “Running Downhill Marathons: Benefits, Challenges, and How to Prepare”

The Pros and Cons of Weight Loss for Runners: Navigating the Balance for Improved Performance

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise for weight loss. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned runner, incorporating running into your weight loss plan can help you achieve your goals. However, there are both benefits and challenges to weight loss as a runer, and it’s important to understand both so you can be successful.

Boston Marathon Featured Runner-Shelby Henry #marathonmonday

I am so excited to start a new series featuring a different runner each week. Every Monday until April, I will be featuring a runner that has qualified and currently training to run the Boston Marathon in April this year. The Boston Marathon represents something special for many runners. As one of the oldest andContinue reading “Boston Marathon Featured Runner-Shelby Henry #marathonmonday”

Running Resolutions? You will never regret reaching your goals!

For many of us, the holiday season is in the rear view mirror and this is the time we begin to reflect on the last year of our life. We think about what went well and things we would like to change. It’s natural as we close another chapter. Looking ahead to someting new andContinue reading “Running Resolutions? You will never regret reaching your goals!”

VDOT 02 Training App Review

Looking for a way to add more accountability and tracking to your 2023 goals? Here is a quick review of the VDOT 02 training app I use both personally and with the athletes I work with.

Running on Ice and Snow-Screw your shoes!

What is the benefit of adding sheet metal screws? Adding the sheet metal screws increases traction. The shape of the screws will sort of bite into the slick surfaces. The process is very quick and easy with very little cost compared to other options.

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!”