Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

When recapping this week, I actually had to look to see what week it was of marathon training. And then after I looked, I still wrote that it was week 6. I’d say that about sums up how marathon training is going so far – it’s going by fast! This week involved a lot of stress … Read More

The 3 Best Running Workouts to Increase Speed

The 3 Best Running Workouts to Increase Speed

Running often feels so addictive. When we first start out, we find ourselves filled with pride as we power through the first 10 minutes of running with no break. Suddenly we run our first mile, then our first PR, and it begins to feel like the progress will never end. The continuous opportunities for improvement … Read More

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