* I received free samples of the products mentioned in this post for review consideration. For more information, see my disclosures here. Fall means lots of good things for runners - cooler temps, faster paces and fall races. No matter how you feel about the impending end of summer, fall is on it's way. Personally, I love fall. As a run coach, the fall racing season is the most exciting … [Read more...] about Stay Visible This Fall (Giveaway)
How to Get the Most Out of Your Tune-up Race
Scheduling a tune-up race 6-8 weeks before your goal race is the best way to rehearse everything you’re going to do on the big day. It is also useful to pinpoint what areas that are your strong points and what areas you still need to work on during the remainder of the training period. Here’s how to make the most of your tune-up race: Before the Race Eat what you plan on eating eat the … [Read more...] about How to Get the Most Out of Your Tune-up Race
6 Ways to Get More Sleep So You Can Run Better
There’s no doubt we live in a busy world and that being a runner means trying to pack more into every day. There’s always one more e-mail to respond to, one more load of laundry to fold or more foam rolling to do. However, just because you can squeeze in one more thing to your day doesn't mean you should. Getting more sleep is most likely more beneficial to getting one more unimportant task … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Get More Sleep So You Can Run Better
The Do’s and Don’ts of a Cutback Week
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
Stop Procrastinating Your Long Run + A Fail-Proof Plan to Get Out the Door Faster
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
5 Steps to Kicking Off Your Best Marathon Training Season Ever!
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!