Understanding Runners for Dummies-Chapter 2 ” Don’t Honk at the Runners! Plus, other tips to keeping your runner happy”

Here is the second chapter of the best-selling guide to taking care of your runner.

Do you have a runner in your life? This fun, friendly guide to runners prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics – housebreaking, feeding, training – to the latest on runner care, supporting your runner, and the new designer breeds of runners. You get everything you need to understanding their odd behaviors.

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”

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 could benefit from a running coach!

As I have transitioned to a certified coach, actively seeking new clients and building my hobby into a business. I am surprised by the conversations I have had with runners on an almost daily basis surrounding the concept of hiring a running coach.  It’s not what I thought it would be. It’s not that manyContinue reading “Why YOU could benefit from a running coach!”

Reflection and Countdown to the Boston Marathon

I am so super excited about my upcoming opportunity to compete in my first Boston Marathon. The buildup between my qualifier at Kansas City Marathon, in October 2015 and race day seems like forever.  It has been a journey and I can’t help but feel all kinds of emotions as I look back.   ForContinue reading “Reflection and Countdown to the Boston Marathon”

Why I run.

I am very excited that we now have the opportunity to feature guest blogger Tony – The Runninger,  on Runcanvas. Why do we run? It’s a question as a runner you get asked regularly from non runners that don’t understand running but it’s not a question I actually ask myself regularly. Why would you IContinue reading “Why I run.”

What to do when a race doesn’t go as planned

  How you handle a disappointing race is important.  How you bounce back will impact your training and your mentality entering you next training cycle and race. Let’s be real, you are not going to PR at every race.  Newbies can make a lot of fast growth for a while, but eventually runners are goingContinue reading “What to do when a race doesn’t go as planned”

2017 Week 4 recap- 12 weeks until Boston Marathon

               I don’t know about you guys, but burying myself in all things running has been a huge escape from the political junk going on.  Focusing on my training has been a great stress reliever, also.  So without too much build up, here is my weekly recap. Monday-6.01 miles at 8:05 pace (48:39 total time)Continue reading “2017 Week 4 recap- 12 weeks until Boston Marathon”

Training to be a mentally stronger runner

What makes a strong runner? If you have two runners, of absolutely equal physical ability, which one is going to win?  I would say the runner that is mentally stronger. Do you think that the person who always wins a race is the most fit? I certainly do not.  One of my favorite running buddiesContinue reading “Training to be a mentally stronger runner”