25k Training Recap: Week 2

25k Training Recap: Week 2

Today begins a new week, and brings to a close the second week of 25k training.  Week one of training was a bit more challenging than I expected, but this week has me feeling back on track. The temperature warmed up a bit this week, at times to nearly 40 degrees, so the snow has … Read More

What Speed Means to Me

What Speed Means to Me

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

Increase Your Speed: The Best 30 Minute Interval Run

Increase Your Speed: The Best 30 Minute Interval Run

I am not a fast runner by any means. My race times consistently place me right in the middle of the pack. My pace per mile is pretty average, never earning me a first place finish but always ensuring that I don’t finish last. Even so, I enjoy challenging myself and setting new goals each … Read More

The Best HIIT Moves for Runners

The Best HIIT Moves for Runners

As the year begins, I love sitting down and planning out my races, runs, fitness goals, and workouts for the year. Looking at the big picture really helps me see when there are gaps in my training. It’s easy to tell what months will be running intensive, and which months will need a little beefing … Read More

The Best Warm Up Exercises and Stretches for Running

The Best Warm Up Exercises and Stretches for Running

After completing my first marathon, I found myself in the physical therapist’s office attempting to regain movement in my right knee. While running a marathon is certainly a physical challenge in itself, most runners are still able to recover on their own after completing the race. I, on the other hand, wound up needing a … Read More