Half Marathon Tips
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What to Do When Your Loved Ones Don't Support Your Running
One of the emotional lows that I have seen in clients is dealing with a spouse or other loved one who is unsupportive of their running journey. The lack of support can come in a number of forms, from simple refusal to acknowledge the importance of running in the runner’s life, to instilling self doubt in the runner, to downright resentment over the time spent training and racing. Here are 5 tips to help you deal with family
No Equipment Necessary Core Strengthening Workout for Runners
In my professional opinion, core strengthening exercise are some of the most important, yet most undervalued exercises in the running world. A strong core – which includes not just your abdominal muscles, but also your hips, glutes, and lower back – can not only help prevent injuries, but can make you a stronger, more efficient, faster runner that can run longer before experiencing fatigue. Here is a great no equipment necessary core strengthening workout for runners to get you started!
Aches and Pains While Tapering for a Race: Why Do I Suddenly Hurt?
Are aches and pains while tapering for a race indicative of injury, or are they all in a runner's head? Are your race day goals doomed, or is this normal? Coach Heather here to help ease your mind... #Run #Running #Marathon #Ultramarathon #Halfmarathon
10 Pros & Cons of Running on a Treadmill
Often I have runners ask me if it's OK to do the majority of their training on a treadmill, rather than outside on the road or on trails. Treadmills are definitely a great tool when utilized properly...but they also have a few downsides as well. Let's explore 10 pros
Why Do My Hands Swell When I Run?
Running is inherently GOOD for our bodies. That said, there is a laundry list of minor maladies that may pop up from time to time, leaving new runners wondering what the heck is happening to their body. Among the list of unexpected concerns I often hear from newer runners is “why do my hands swell when I run”? Let's dig deeper...
How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Running
Ladies: we all know how we feel the first few days of our period (typically: not good). But how does that actually affect our running, on a physiological level? The answer might surprise you. In this article, we dive into the science, hormones, and other fun facts about menstrual cycles and running.
Ditch the Gels: 7 Real Food Endurance Fuel Alternatives for Runners
Are you are looking for some “real” food endurance fuel alternatives to standard gels, drinks, and chews? Perhaps the sticky gels or sugary drinks just aren’t for you. Or maybe then send your stomach into a rebellious state, taking the focus away from your actual running. You aren't alone. Here are 7 real food endurance fuel alternatives for runners and other endurance athletes.
7 Running Lies You Need to Quit Telling Yourself
Hey you, runner constantly talking down about yourself or pretending you defy the rules of exercise science. Yeah, you. I hear you saying things like: “I’m not fast enough. I’ll never be able to do that. That limp is nothing, it’ll go away if I run through it.” As a coach and fellow runner myself, I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong. These are just a few examples of running lies you’ve got to stop telling yourself. And here’s why
8 Ways to Give Back to the Running Community
If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: running changes lives. It changed mine. If you are reading this, chances are running changed your life too. For those of us in love with the sport, running has given us so many gifts, both physical and emotional, that they are almost too lengthy to list. But what have you given back to running? Here are 8 ways you can show your appreciation and give back to the running community, starting today!
5 Common Running Shoe Mistakes You Could Be Making Right Now.
As a running coach and former running store employee, my general observation has been that probably 75% of runners wear the wrong running shoe, and don't know it. Unfortunately, probably half of those people were (or are) experiencing some sort of pain or discomfort associated with being in the wrong shoe. So without further ado, let’s discuss the top 5 running shoe mistakes I often see runners make.
Heart Rate Zone Training for Runners: What to Expect & What You Need to Know
Have you ever wondered what heart rate zone training entails, and why so many runners choose to use this method? Has a coach recommended you train and run based on calculated heart rate zones, and you aren't sure what to expect? In this post we discuss heart rate zone training for runners: everything you need to know about the science behind and what to expect from heart rate zone training. #Running #Runner #Beginner #HeartRateTraining
How Not To Run A Virtual Half-Marathon • Mile By Mile
Are you running a virtual race sometime soon due to all of the race cancellations? There are many factors that make virtual races different than real races. There are many things we can do to set ourselves up for success in a virtual race. Here is how NOT to run a virtual half-marathon. #running #race #halfmarathon
8 Ways to Save Money on Running Shoes
Whoever said running is a simple, inexpensive sport? Since the average runner needs to replace those $120+ shoes at least every 4-6 months, we’re always looking for ways to save money on running shoes. As a long time runner, running shoe aficionado, and former running shoe sales girl, I’ve figured out a few tips and tricks to get around the often jaw dropping experience of forking over a few days worth of salary on a pair of running shoes. Here are 8 ways to save money on #Running Shoes