Book Review- How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald #Allaboutrunning Wednesday Blog Link up

Another Book review! Ha ha, my #allaboutrunning link ups have had a lot of book reviews recently, but I can’t help it.  Right now, I feel like a sponge and I have been a bit obsessed with reading running content.  With my own illness, and now my daughter is sick.  I have also had aContinue reading “Book Review- How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald #Allaboutrunning Wednesday Blog Link up”

5 big ticket gift ideas for your favorite runner- Count Down to Christmas- RunCanvas Favorites and Holiday shopping ideas

Last week I did a post Count Down to Christmas- RunCanvas Favorites and Holiday shopping ideas for your runner- Accessories . I am continuing with that Christmas theme and sharing my 5 favorite big ticket Christmas ideas for runners. I like to get a head start on my holiday shopping.  I don’t want to wait for allContinue reading “5 big ticket gift ideas for your favorite runner- Count Down to Christmas- RunCanvas Favorites and Holiday shopping ideas”

The Secret to successful run training!- Part 1 of 2

Whenever I post tips on run training, I will get follow up questions through comments, email and direct messaging.  Usually the person is asking about advice on specific run training secrets or workouts.  What is the best kind of workout to be doing, what is the correct number of miles, how long should a trainingContinue reading “The Secret to successful run training!- Part 1 of 2”

Stop beating the workout- training advice for runners looking to maximize benefits of workouts #allaboutrunning

I’ve posted before about how every run should have a purpose. Before you step out the door for your workout, you should already know what the training stimulus you are trying to achieve from the run you are doing. Too many times, runners will brag about completing a run faster than prescribed. If running fastContinue reading “Stop beating the workout- training advice for runners looking to maximize benefits of workouts #allaboutrunning”

Don’t forget to enjoy running

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”

Fall is coming! Running Tips for Fall Weather training

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”

Focus on Recovery

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”

June/July Recap+ what’s ahead

I did it,I finally picked a race.  I am super excited to announce that I have been given the opportunity to run with a seeded bib number at California International Marathon.   As I wrote about in May (My next journey…)  my big goal is to chase an Olympic trials standard, and California International Marathon willContinue reading “June/July Recap+ what’s ahead”

3 Common Misconceptions about Running Injuries- Guest Post by RunningMate Physical Therapist & Performance Coach

Physical Therapist and Performance Coach Nathan Carlson cover some basics about common misconceptions runners have about injuries.