10 Things to Do the Day Before a Marathon or Half Marathon

10 Things to Do the Day Before a Marathon or Half Marathon

Signing up for a marathon or half marathon is a scary act. Committing to running a distance that may feel nearly impossible from the start involves a lot of dedication and perseverance. And even with the best of training, the day before your marathon or half marathon often involves nerves, anxiety and plenty of unknowns. … Read More

6 Ways to Recover After a Missed Race Goal

6 Ways to Recover After a Missed Race Goal

One of the most discouraging feelings is working hard towards a specific goal, but failing to see hard work pay off. Unfortunately, as runners, it’s common to dedicate an entire training plan to a specific race goal and still have things not go our way on race day. After months of training, you end up … Read More

5 Tips for Running Negative Splits at Your Next Race

5 Tips for Running Negative Splits at Your Next Race

If you’re anything like myself, running initially sounded appealing because of its simplicity. Hardly anything sounds easier than finding a pair of running shoes and simply stepping out your front door for a workout. However, once I began running more regularly, I quickly realized how complicated running could be. Once I’d established my running groove, … Read More

9 Tips to Prepare for Your First Race

9 Tips to Prepare for Your First Race

So you did it – you just signed up for your first race. Congratulations! Training for and completing your first race is one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding processes. There is nothing like trying something new and finishing it on a high. But now that you’ve signed up, how do you prepare for … Read More

Pre-Race Countdown: What to Do the Week Before a Race

Pre-Race Countdown: What to Do the Week Before a Race

Time always seems to fly by while training for a race. With each workout crossed off on the training plan, race day gets closer and closer. As race day approaches, most runners focus on preparing for race morning and planning logistics for the weekend – but fail to prepare for the week before the race. … Read More

Taper Before a Race: Everything You Need to Know

Taper Before a Race: Everything You Need to Know

The last few weeks leading up to a race bring a mix of so many emotions. Runners experience everything from excitement, to nerves, anxiety, giddiness and so much more. All of these emotions combined with less mileage means runners have even more time to sit and obsess about the race. As race day approaches, it’s … Read More