5 Reasons to Embrace Easy Running

5 Reasons to Embrace Easy Running

One of the greatest joys in running comes from pushing yourself to the limits and accomplishing a goal. Whether that means successfully completing an interval at a challenging pace, earning a PR or finishing a tempo run – the satisfaction makes everything worth it. A common misconception amongst runners is that in order to achieve … Read More

5 Ways to Avoid Treadmill Boredom

5 Ways to Avoid Treadmill Boredom

Runners are notorious for trudging through some wicked weather. We stubbornly stick to our training plans as if deviating from them in any way would drastically affect our performance. Even middle of the pack runners such as myself know the guilt that accompanies a missed training run. When the weather gets rough, we continue to … Read More

9 Things to Know Before Training for a Marathon

9 Things to Know Before Training for a Marathon

When I first started running, training for a marathon never sounded appealing to me. It had never been one of my bucket list goals, and I’d never felt any desire to know what it felt like to push my body to its physical limits. Even by the time I signed up for my first half … Read More

7 Training Strategies to Achieve Your Next Race Goal

7 Training Strategies to Achieve Your Next Race Goal

Completing my 6th marathon this past weekend taught me so many things that I’d failed to learn already. This marathon brought many new fears and uncertainties as I trained to hit my first ever time goal in the marathon. Sure, I’d trained for PRs before – but never for a full marathon. I’d learned time … Read More

5 Tips for Surviving the Post-Marathon Blues

5 Tips for Surviving the Post-Marathon Blues

As winter approaches and fall racing season comes to an end, runners everywhere are completing their goal races. After nearly half a year spent training for a big race, the completion of a goal feels nothing short of joyful. Crossing the finish line, whether you met your time goals or not, is an accomplishment worth … Read More

How to Recover Quickly from a Marathon (or Half Marathon)

How to Recover Quickly from a Marathon (or Half Marathon)

No matter how well you have trained or how strong you may feel on race day, recovering from distance races takes quite a bit of time. Failing to properly recover may lead you to injury, burnout and even illness. While listening to our bodies is always most important, there are a few strategies we can … Read More