25k Training Recap: Week 11

25k Training Recap: Week 11

April is flying by already and here we are at the end of week 11 of 25k training. Only 3 weeks to go now! The weather was definitely less than ideal at the beginning of this week, but it finally warmed up and we saw the sun again by the end. The weather forecast is finally … Read More

4 Simple Variations for Your Next Tempo Run

4 Simple Variations for Your Next Tempo Run

No matter what distance you run each week, whether you’re a beginner runner or pro athlete, tempo runs are an important workout to complete during training. With so many different tempo run variations, these workouts prove to be versatile and function well for any type of runner. Tempo runs are one of my favorite workouts … 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 Half Marathon Training Plan for Every Runner

The Best Half Marathon Training Plan for Every Runner

When I decided to run my first half marathon, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. A couple of my family members wanted to run one, and I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Had I been running? Sure, a little. I spent time obsessively at the gym every morning running on their … Read More

Running Hill Workouts

Running Hill Workouts

It should be no secret based on my training that I am not a super huge fan of lengthy speed workouts. I am comfortable with my slow pace and would rather impress others by running farther than faster (plus that goal is a little more attainable;). When I’m training for a half marathon or shorter … Read More