#1) Using the word "just" 13.1 miles is a distance that demands respect. Actually, any distance of any kind demands respect if you want to stay injury free! I often hear the phrase "it's just a half marathon" being thrown around from both seasoned and new runners. This phrase dismisses how much hard work and training goes into running and racing a half marathon. Though we're not … [Read more...] about 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Running a Half Marathon
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If you’re in the middle of a training cycle, now is not the time to overhaul your stride. Big running form changes should happen in the off-season. For example, if you want to go from landing on your heel to your forefoot, it is best to do that between training seasons. One reason you do not want to make a huge running form change while training for a race is you temporarily become less … [Read more...] about 4 Running Form Fixes to Make Now!
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
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