#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 [...]

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, [...]