Congratulations! After weeks and weeks of sticking to your training schedule and crushing workouts, you have reached Taper Town! This is a one- to three-week time period near the end of a training plan where the mileage and intensity of your workouts decrease. It is a necessary part of the training process and is as important as speed workouts and long runs. Your body recovers and repairs so … [Read more...] about What to Expect the First Time You Taper for a Race
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While traveling to a race is extremely exciting, it can also be very nerve-wracking. For months before the race you’ve spent your time perfecting your routine of eating, getting dressed and warming up before your long runs. You’ve figured out exactly what to eat the night before the race. You’ve rehearsed everything you need to do during the race in training. Unfortunately, the one thing you … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling to a Race
Are you running a race soon? If yes, keep reading. If you're not, bookmark this post and comeback to it the next time you're tapering for a race. Surviving the taper and handling this time period with grace is sometimes easier than doing the actual peak weeks of training. However, if you plan for the taper as well as you did for the other weeks on your training schedule, you'll reduce … [Read more...] about How to Avoid the Taper Tantrums
We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of a training cycle and suddenly you have a hiccup in your plans when a minor injury takes you out of the running game for a few weeks. Although running might be on hold for a week or two, you can still maintain your fitness level so that you are able to start back training without missing out on much. If you have to miss more than a week or two of … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Maintain Running Fitness When You Can’t Run
There's a lot of talk about negative splitting a race. It's the ideal way to execute a race strategy and is a proven confidence booster. Run the second half of a race faster than the first half and BOOM! You've accomplished something many runners aren't able to do - run a negative split. It sounds simple enough, but in reality it is very difficult to execute on race day. Here are … [Read more...] about Three Workouts That Will Help You Nail a Negative Split on Race Day
If you have a long run on your training schedule for this upcoming weekend, then this is especially for you! I want your next long run to be your best long run ever. I have all the steps you need to follow in order to make that happen. 10 Steps to Having Your Best Long Run Ever! 1. Have a strong mental game Treat the long run the same way you do a race. Start thinking about the … [Read more...] about 10 Steps to Having Your Best Long Run Ever