#AskCoachCourtney: What are the best running books to inform and inspire my running? #COACHPICKS!

#AskCoachCourtney: What are the best running books to inform and inspire my running? #COACHPICKS!

Welcome to #askcoachcourtney! This series answers your running questions through use of experts and research in the field of exercise science. This week, you might as well open your Amazon app as you read because this post is all about BOOKS! When books and running collide, I feel giddy -- these are two of my [...]

#AskCoachCourtney: When should I buy a new pair of running shoes, and how do I know when they’re broken in enough to race?

#AskCoachCourtney: When should I buy a new pair of running shoes, and how do I know when they’re broken in enough to race?

Welcome to this edition of #askcoachcourtney: Your running questions answered by an RRCA certified coach and other experts/research! Ah, the mystery of running shoes: When should you buy a new pair? How do you know which ones to buy? How can you tell if they're broken in enough? How can you tell if they're broken [...]

#AskCoachCourtney: Do I have to run a 20 miler when I train for a marathon?

Welcome to #AskCoachCourtney! Each week or two, I take questions from my loyal readers and followers. I had a few submissions this week, and this one stood out to me because it's often debated: Is a 20 mile run a standard necessity during marathon training? The short answer: No. There are a lot of coaches [...]