#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 [...]

#RunCleanAndGreen: Join me for the FIRST P3R Heineken 0.0 Earth Day 5K!

#RunCleanAndGreen: Join me for the FIRST P3R Heineken 0.0 Earth Day 5K!

According to a recent article published by Runners World, The New York City Marathon blows through 2.3 million cups during race day. Read that again: 2.3 MILLION cups -- on race day alone! Don't worry -- race organizers don't plan to eliminate water on courses or anything crazy like that. Now more than ever, though, [...]

#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 [...]