#AskCoachCourtney: Can I run outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

#AskCoachCourtney: Can I run outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The short answer: Yes... ...with caution. I’ve been giving my athletes five tips to follow as they embark on outdoor running during this challenging time. Here are my top five tips! TIP #1: Avoid crowded areas, parks, and trails. I know this is tough for a lot of us. I was looking forward to logging [...]

Running As Reinvention

Running As Reinvention

For many of us, 2020 has not gone as planned. Some of us have jobs that haven’t changed much and some of us were already homeschooling, but it’s safe to say that the coronavirus pandemic has uprooted our daily lives in ways we could not have anticipated. Running, you ask? It’s impossible to say running [...]

#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 [...]

5 questions all marathoners-in-training don’t want to answer

Ahhh the quintessential training questions. Marathoners love to talk about their training, but there are a few questions we prefer you don't ask. While we realize that many non-runners mean well, some questions should just be off-limits. "My cousin couldn't walk for days after she finished her marathon -- you sure you want to deal [...]