What Speed Means to Me: For all the “Slow Runners”

What Speed Means to Me: For all the “Slow Runners”

Since I started running 7 years ago, I have placed in only one race. That race was a small, local 10k put on to raise money for the community. During this race, I pushed myself to paces that felt ridiculously uncomfortable. Upon finishing, I surprised myself with a personal best and 1st place finish in … Read More

5 Strategies to Push Past a Running Plateau

5 Strategies to Push Past a Running Plateau

No matter how much we love running or how consistently we train, it is inevitable that we will hit a running plateau at some point during training. Hitting a running plateau is a frustrating experience. Despite our best efforts during training, we find ourselves feeling a little stale on each run. It seems that no … Read More

How to Run a Fast 5k

How to Run a Fast 5k

As a long distance runner, attempting to race a 5k often feels foreign, uncomfortable, and downright hard. During a marathon or half marathon, many runners slow down and take things easy. However, during a 5k, many runners take the opportunity to really give it their all. As a shorter distance, it’s easy to assume that … Read More

The Ultimate 400 Meter Interval Workout for Runners

The Ultimate 400 Meter Interval Workout for Runners

There’s hardly anything more satisfying than being really productive in a short amount of time. Whether you’re working on a project, completing household chores, or fitting in a workout – efficiency makes us feel accomplished. We often associate productivity with work or chores, but it can also translate to our running. It’s hard to beat … Read More

35 Minute Treadmill Hill Workout

35 Minute Treadmill Hill Workout

After years of hating the treadmill, trudging through inclement weather to avoid the dreadful machine at all costs – I got one. Granted, my husband and I didn’t go out of our way to purchase or find a treadmill. Instead, we ended up with a new to us treadmill that has seen its fair share … 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