Handling Minor Injuries During Training

Handling Minor Injuries During Training

A question I am asked a lot as a running coach is What do I do when I am injured? Usually, runners are on two completely opposite sides of the spectrum: Run through the pain to stop all together. As someone with a minor injury at the moment, you'll be happy to know that there is an [...]

Recap: 2016 Akron Half Marathon

Recap: 2016 Akron Half Marathon

For months, I broadcasted a time goal that I knew I probably wasn't entirely ready for: a sub two hour half marathon. Momentarily, part of me thought that I might be able to pull it off, but deep down, I didn't think I was ready. My hope was riding on the race atmosphere, not my ability. [...]

Taper Toolbox: Keeping Yourself Sane & Healthy Before A Race

Taper Toolbox: Keeping Yourself Sane & Healthy Before A Race

Taper weeks affect all runners differently. Some of us enjoy the decreased, easy mileage; others have a hard time taking it easy for the last couple of weeks before a race. Either way, there's a lot more time to think into everything. It can be tempting to want to over-prepare or alter your routine the race, [...]

Sockless, Sore, & Satisfied: Form Work At Its Finest

Sockless, Sore, & Satisfied: Form Work At Its Finest

When I began my running career, I went into it just assuming my legs would do great things. The right things. The textbook things. I mean...they're legs. They had one job: to run. I didn't think there was a way to screw it up, until someone mentioned the almighty "form" word. I thought to myself, [...]