Running Notes: 7 Key Points for Coaching Girls

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Coaching girls is different than coaching boys. I mentioned in my last post that this year I would be coaching the girls’ cross country team. In the past, with both Alan and me coaching, it was a combined effort, with him doing the most active coaching, while I did the planning, logistics, and overseeing the […]

Cross Country, Vegan Eats and Samuel Time!

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The highlight of my week: Of course, seeing Samuel is always the highlight of the week, but there were a few other things going on. Cross Country Begins Cross country practice started on Tuesday. I’m coaching the girls team only this year, so it is a different experience than in previous years. We’re losing a […]

10 Questions to NEVER Ask a Runner

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As a runner and coach I get asked a lot questions about running. Most are asked by new runners, or those thinking about starting a running program. I’ve written a couple posts with the answers to the most common questions. Check here and here. And one of my favorites, the Top 5 Embarrassing Running Questions. […]

Ask the Coach: 6 Tips for Marathon Recovery

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Fact: Marathons are hard on the body. No matter your pace, you have been pounding for 26.2 miles, not to mention the months of hard training involved in preparation for the marathon. Your body needs a rest. Here are some tips to maximize marathon recovery. Maximize your marathon recovery with these 6 tips! #Fitfluential #FuelYourBetterClick […]

The Art (and some Science) of the Marathon Taper

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Marathon training is hard. Very hard. You are pushing your body to its limits, running mileage that makes your friends’ jaws drop, training intensively for months, working toward the goal of finishing that 26.2 miles with pride.  Whether you’re an elite athlete trying to win, an age group champion trying to set a new personal […]