Understanding Runners for Dummies- Chapter 4 “Traveling with 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.

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.

Understanding Runners for Dummies- Chapter 1, Types of Runners

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.

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”

Anxiety stole a year of running from me, but I am fighting my way back!

Anxiety is a normal response to stress, something everyone deals with it at some point. Someone who struggles with an anxiety disorder, however, manages persistent overwhelming feelings. Often during everyday situations. I think I have always been a “worrier” but there was a definite shift for me when the worry became a constant feeling ofContinue reading “Anxiety stole a year of running from me, but I am fighting my way back!”

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”