Month: May 2018

Ogden Marathon

Race Recap: Ogden Marathon Disclaimer: As a new blogger, and a reader of blogs, I have seen several that give race recaps. This is a great idea! So, I am adding a section of races that I have run…and sort of some expectations that…

A Bad Race, Now What

It is the exciting moment when you are about to run a marathon. You have trained relentlessly for three months. You have done a few 20-miler runs, maybe some mile intervals to prepare, or even some hill runs to prepare for the terrain. Then…

The Power of Friendship and Running

I have thought about this blog post all morning. I knew I wanted to write a post about the power of friends, but I wasn’t quite sure how or what to explain…or even what advice to give. Running with Friends. What is that? Do…

Running Shoes: Which Shoes are the Best?

You started running. Now you need to find running shoes that fit your feet and give you the best support to make this new habit more successful. Where do you even start? As a high school coach, I work with several newbie runners. They…

Running Injuries

What do you do with a running injury? Whether you have Achilles tendon problems, plantar fasciitis, pulled hamstring, shin splints, or runners knee, it can be devastating to your running. Especially if you are a beginner. These problems are annoying, sometimes very painful, and…

Running a Race

You run. You train, you eat right, you even lift weights. You do all of the right things. Yet, something is missing; you still find yourself in repeat mode with no goal at the end of it. This is when you need to find…

How I Became a Runner

I have not always been a runner. In fact, there was a time, when I didn’t want to run long distance. I wanted to be the short, fast sprinter that everyone watched and adored. Or the volleyball player who could spike the ball in…

How many days should you be running?

You started running. You are sore and tired, so you took a few days off. But how many days should you really be running? What is the right amount? This question does not have one concrete answer. I coach high school kids; they run…

Should you try hot yoga?

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Do you want to run a marathon?

Are you scared to run a marathon? 26.2 miles is something you have to train for. It is in a different league from a 5k and even a half marathon. It takes time and commitment. I will run my 13th marathon on May 19th….

Should you try hot yoga?

You need a break from running. You have put in training, but, now, you are tired and restless. What should you try? The world is swarming with new fitness ideas. Barre classes, yoga classes, pilates, boot camps, kickboxing, pole dancing, etc. The list goes…

Running Your First 5k

Prepping for Your First 5k You signed up for the local 5k. And now you are freaking out. What do you eat? What do you wear? What if it is cold? These are all part of the first race jitters. Especially if you have…

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