Train Smarter: 5 Ways to PR Running Three Days a Week

Race PR

Personal Record. PR. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? For many runners, setting a personal best time in a race is their ultimate goal. It also may seem unattainable, requiring hours and days of training that just aren’t possible for some athletes. While running five or six days a week may seem […]

12 Running Myths You May Still Believe

Mt Carmel

Running. It seems easy, doesn’t it? Put on your shoes and run out the door. I even tell my coaching clients that running is a simple sport. You don’t need much equipment besides good shoes. But wait! Should those shoes be supportive or minimal? Or should I go barefoot? Do I need socks? What should […]

Pin It Party: It’s All About Running

Marathon Recovery

It’s that time again! Another Pin It Party is coming at you! Lindsay, over at the Lean Green Bean, I, and a lot of other bloggers will be sharing some of our favorite pinnable posts from the last few months! Make sure to check out Lindsay’s post, where you will also find a list of […]

A Multi Purpose Speed Workout

Multi Purpose Workout

As most runners know, doing some kind of speed training can really help your race times improve.  Interval training can improve your VO2 Max, increase your lactate threshold, correct your form, and is an important part of your strategy to improve your overall running performance. Many speed workouts are goal specific. Generally speaking, your speed […]

3 Hill Workouts to Get Faster and Stronger

Runners Bucket List

As we move into our second phase of pre-season cross country season, hill workouts are an important part of our training. They should be a part of your plan too. Depending upon your own goals, there are several types of hill workouts that provide different benefits. Here are three workouts that should be a part […]

Running Notes: 7 Key Points for Coaching Girls

CC2

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 […]