Fartlek Training: Speed Workout Ideas for Runners

Fartlek Training: Speed Workout Ideas for Runners

The term fartlek is definitely a strange one. It sounds more like a noise you’d make when you sneeze than a  running workout. But despite its silly name, fartlek training is a type of running that many runners have found helpful when increasing their speed. Despite the benefits, though, some runners neglect to incorporate these … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 17

Marathon Training Recap: Week 17

This past week of marathon training was peak week! It brought the longest weekend run and the last high mileage week before taper begins. While this upcoming week won’t bring any drastic cuts in mileage, things will start to get easier and easier from here until race day. I was a little nervous having only … Read More

10 Epic 30 Day Running Challenge Ideas

10 Epic 30 Day Running Challenge Ideas

As fall races start to wrap up and the weather begins to change, runners all over a finding themselves near the end of their training plans. While crossing off that last workout is incredibly satisfying, the weeks that follow a race often leave runners feeling a bit lost. Having no plan to follow can make … Read More

10 Steps to Achieve Any Running Goal

10 Steps to Achieve Any Running Goal

It’s no secret that I am a very goal oriented person. I love setting goals of all kinds, whether they’re personal, financial, spiritual, marital or you guessed it – running goals. New Years is without a doubt one of my favorite times of year. I love sitting down with a pen and paper do decide … Read More

6 Calf Strengthening Exercises for Runners

6 Calf Strengthening Exercises for Runners

There are so many muscles in the legs that it’s hard to find time to focus on them all. As runners, it’s easy to spend so much time focusing on the main “running” muscles – our quads and glutes – that we run out of time for the rest. However, in doing so we are … Read More

Marathon Training Recap: Week 16

Marathon Training Recap: Week 16

I had to keep checking old posts and the calendar this week to figure out what week of training it was. I can’t believe week 16 is complete! Thursday marked just a month until race day, and I couldn’t be any more excited. One of my favorite parts of marathon training is the last month … Read More