5 Tips For Safe Run Streaking

5 Tips For Safe Run Streaking

Welcome to Coronarunning: Everyone is on a run streak because we may or may not be able to stomach another virtual race! Okay -- maybe not everyone is on a run streak. But a lot of people are, and that’s a little concerning as an RRCA run coach. We had a discussion in our certified [...]

February Training Update: 2020 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

February Training Update: 2020 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

When early registration for the 2020 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon opened, I immediately registered for the full. I ran it last year, and I was determined to do it again AND beat my time. And then the whole house came down with hand, foot, and mouth disease. The kids got better, but mine lovingly [...]

#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 [...]

#AskCoachCourtney: Why is my heart rate so high during easy runs?

#AskCoachCourtney: Why is my heart rate so high during easy runs?

I love this question, and it's a common one: Why is my heart rate (HR) so high during easy runs? In this edition of #askcoachcourtney, I'll explains the ins-and-outs of heart rate zones, why they matter, and steps you can take to better control and maintain a suitable heart rate for long-distance run training. Why [...]