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

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

5 Guidelines to Return to Running After a Race

5 Guidelines to Return to Running After a Race

We hear so much about preparation for races, training plans, and race day goals that sometimes we forget that the days after a race need a plan too. Running can be a lifetime sport, but in order to make it one, we can’t forget about those crucial days after a race. Learning when to return … Read More

Race Recap: Bayshore Half Marathon

Race Recap: Bayshore Half Marathon

This past Saturday, I ran the Bayshore Half Marathon in Traverse City, Michigan. I signed up for this race way back in the winter, but its training took a bit of a back burner as I prepared for the Riverbank Run 25k which took place two weeks ago. I figured that since I was already … Read More

Race Recap: Fifth Third Riverbank Run 25k

Race Recap: Fifth Third Riverbank Run 25k

Signing up for the Fifth Third Riverbank Run 25k back in the beginning of 2018 felt like a huge commitment. I was still in the midst of recovery from the New York City Marathon, winter was at it’s peak, and I was currently running no more than twice a week. The thought of increasing my … Read More