A cutback week is a week during training where you take it easy and give both your mind and body a break from the rigors of training. While it might be hard to accept an easy week when you're feeling like you need to increase your fitness level, I promise you that an easy week will pay off in the long run (pun intended). All solid distance training programs should include a cutback … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of a Cutback Week
Do you have a long run on your training schedule this weekend? Do you sometimes plan to get out the door bright and early, but struggle with making that a reality? Getting your long run done early on a weekend morning is ideal for many reasons. However, who wouldn't rather sleep in? You probably already know this, but putting your long run off to a later time or for another day has … [Read more...] about Stop Procrastinating Your Long Run + A Fail-Proof Plan to Get Out the Door Faster
It's marathon training season! The first few weeks of training set the tone for the entire season. And because I know you want to get off on the right foot, I'm giving you five steps that will lead you to success. 1. Prioritize your runs and write them on your calendar. Marathon training means making sacrifices. This means you'll sometimes have to choose your run or workout over social … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Kicking Off Your Best Marathon Training Season Ever!
Streamlining your workouts is essential during marathon training and so is making sure you get in your core work! One of the most important things to keep in mind is to keep things simple. You do not have to spend a ton of time doing core work, you just have to be consistent and choose the right exercises. To help you stay on track this summer and build a strong core without feeling stressed … [Read more...] about Quick Post-Run Core & Glute Workout
Do you know how much you sweat? When it is hot and humid outside, there's an easy way to tell if you've been drinking enough fluids. Use the simple method below to see just how much sweat you lose while running. How to Calculate Your Sweat Rate sweat rate = sweat loss. Weigh yourself immediately before your run. Keep track of your fluid intake during your run. Weigh … [Read more...] about How To Calculate Your Sweat Rate To Avoid Dehydration
Hot and sunny is my favorite running weather, but I know that’s not the case for many runners. Here in New York City, it seems as though runners complain more about running in the heat in the summer than they do about running through the snow during the winter months. While I do love a good snow run from time to time, I can’t stop daydreaming about living in a place where it’s sunny and warm … [Read more...] about 12 Reasons Summer Running is the Best