I have a question for you. Okay, actually a few questions. When you wrote out your original run goal for the fall of 2016, was it realistic? Did you truly believe that you have the power to grind it out every day during training in order to achieve your goal? If the answer is yes, are you questioning that goal right now for any reason? Progress does not happen on a linear curve. It … [Read more...] about Are You Questioning Your Fall Running Goal?
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As a coach, one of my jobs is to create a balanced training program that allows my runners to meet their running goals, while still being able to meet their professional and personal goals. Part of this balance is knowing exactly how much cross-training to do and when to do it. Cross-training is probably one of the subjects I get asked about the most. In the age of ClassPass and the rise of the … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Cross-Training For Runners
Getting faster is not easy. Progress is slow but with diligence, hard work pays off. Running at the same pace day after day might be enough for a new runner to gain a bit of speed. However at some point, running the same pace day after day will not yield the same returns. Whether you are running speed work or not, doing these three things can enable you to become a faster runner. If you aren’t … [Read more...] about Three Simple Things To Do Every Week To Get Faster
Your watch is not a dictator. You are the master of your mind and body. Only you can determine how hard or how easy to run, when to speed up or when to slow down. You determine your pace. Your watch does not. How many times have you looked down at your wrist during a workout to see your pace and felt disappointment? What if you had not been wearing a GPS watch, or any watch at all, but … [Read more...] about Stop Looking at Your Watch and Learn to Run By Feel
I experienced my first running-related injury in the fall of ninth grade. Our high school’s cross country course started with a significant downhill through a grassy field. Moments after the start of one of our weekly meets, I bolted downhill and immediately twisted my ankle. Diagnosed with an ankle sprain and sent home with a pair of crutches, the one thing that I remember most was the doctor … [Read more...] about The Right and Wrong Way to Handle Injury
Are you signed up for a fall marathon, but not sure what to do between now and when marathon training officially starts? It can be challenging to figure out exactly what to do in order to prepare for following an intensive training plan. To start marathon training feeling your best, you'll need to find a balance between being laid back about your workouts but also making sure you're doing the … [Read more...] about What to Do Before You Start Training for Your Fall Marathon