Do you have a friend who you would love to run with, but think you wouldn’t be able to keep up with? Even though your friend says they don’t mind slowing down to run with you, do you turn down their offer because you don’t want to slow them down? First of all, I'm here to tell you your friend does not care that you have different paces. I'm not afraid to admit I've been intimidated to … [Read more...] about 3 Workout Ideas For When You Want to Run With a Faster Friend
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The middle miles of a long run are always the hardest miles on my training plan. I’m not sure exactly why this is the point during my run where I slip into a temporary state of negativity. What gets me through those middle miles is the idea that I know I’ll feel better when I get past that halfway point. My least favorite mile when racing a half marathon (yep—you guessed it) is mile 7. I have … [Read more...] about How to Talk Yourself Through the Tough Miles of Your Long Run
Why is foam rolling such a pain in the ass? Ask me to do a 20-mile training run on the weekend? No problem. Ask me to foam roll for ten minutes a day? I'll whine about it, make excuses and eventually commit to doing it during commercial breaks while watching Homeland. Foam rolling is not a fun activity! It hurts. It leaves carpet burn on my elbows. And while doing it, all I can focus … [Read more...] about Daily Foam Rolling Schedule for Runners
Remember when running was simple? You woke-up before work, tied on your sneakers, went for a run and then proceed with the rest of your day as usual. It was relatively easy to be a runner when all you thought you had to do to succeed was run. Now we know in order to be a lifetime runner, we have to do more than wake-up and run. We have to take care of our bodies by eating well, strength … [Read more...] about How To Realistically Fit It All In
Strength training for running, general health and well-being is important. When your primary fitness goals are running related, how you approach strength training workouts changes. These workouts need to focus on running specific exercises that target your weaknesses and help you achieve your goals. Getting the most out of your strength training workouts will help you become a better, more … [Read more...] about Strength Training Do’s and Don’ts for Runners
There are situations when you actually should quit your run and go back home. Powering through when you really should stop running, doesn’t always show mental toughness. While mental toughness is an important aspect of training, knowing when to call it quits is just as important. Here are five scenarios when you shouldn’t push through to the end of your run. You feel bad for multiple days in a … [Read more...] about 5 Times It Is Okay To Stop Mid-Run And Head Home