The Split Long Run: Is It As Effective?
Sunday – 4:00AM AKA – Zero dark o’clock and time to get up for a marathon training run What if I just sleep a few more minutes? And an hour later…oh man I don’t have time for all 18 miles. It happens to the best of us at some point in training, we just can’t …
6 Ways to Increase Running Endurance and Stamina
How to increase endurance running is a common running goal that can be achieved by ANY runner will to follow a few simple guidelines. Running improvements are often far less complicated than we like to make them: easy runs, strength, mental training, eating enough…patience. Challenges never end with running and that’s part of what keeps …
Coach Heather's Guide to Not Losing Your Mind while Tapering
Feeling like you are losing your mind while tapering for your big race? You aren't alone in those feelings. Here's 5 tips to help get you through the taper.
Female Athlete Triad
I want to start this post with a really important message: the female athlete triad is not a given for runners. It’s not an inevitable thing that’s going to happen. Running alone doesn’t make you stop menstruating or cause health problems. Whewwww, needed to get that off my chest because I think this is a …
50+ Funny & Motivational Race Signs | Marathon Posters & Banners
Nothing about being a race spectator is easy. The credit usually goes to those on the course, but a lot has to be said for the friends, family and volunteers who get up at dark o’ thirty to stand around for hours. Here are some marathon race sign ideas to make that process a tad …
8 Reasons To Take a Break From Running
There are many important reasons to take a break from running. It's better to back off than to risk injury, burnout, or overtaining!
5 IT Band Stretches for Runners Based on Yoga
If there is one injury that plagues running friends more than any other it’s the IT Band. I’ve talked here about the specific things I do to keep mine happy since a major flare up years ago. But today I’m bringing you a great teacher to share key IT Band stretches…take it away Beth!! If …
Weight training for runners: plyometric training for distance runners
legs workout for runners - This is a running strength training plan for beginners & runners of all levels - #slimmerfitterstronger
What to Eat the Night Before a Long Run
Marathon training brings with it a whole host of new questions. How do we run so far without getting bored? How do we prevent chafing? How do we carry food on long runs? Do we even need fuel on long runs? Which can quickly spiral us in to training overwhelm. As a coach, I encourage …
12 Top Audiobooks for Running
Do you run with music? Are you tired of the same 5 songs on the radio? I was. That’s why I started listening to audiobooks while training for the San Diego marathon in 2007…I’m pretty sure the process involved taking a CD burning it on the the computer, then transferring a few chapters to my …
Perks of a Marathon Runner
I certainly didn’t know how fun (and tiring) marathon training would be. Surprisingly there are a lot of perks of a marathon runner!
Getting Started as a Heavier Runner
Let’s address the first thing that I know is going to bring around the trolls as I talk about running overweight. Even though I’ve lost 35lbs, I’ve never been in the Athena or Clydesdale categories or classified as heavier. So what the h-e-double hockey sticks am I doing writing about this topic? 1. I get …
How to Overcome the Marathon Wall | 10 Ways to Avoid Hitting the Wall
Hitting the wall in a marathon is nearly inevitable. These 10 tips will help you overcome the marathon wall and hit your goals.
Overcoming a Burnout - Runners Guide
Know how to tell if you have burnout with the signs/symptoms below. Knowing can be the first step in taking control of your situation.