#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 [...]

2020: The Year Of P3Running

2020: The Year Of P3Running

As most of you have seen on my social media accounts, I am honored to be chosen as a 2020 #P3Runner! P3R is the Great Oz behind Pittsburgh's greatest races including the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, Fleet Feet Liberty Mile, EQT Ten Miler, and more. As someone who has been a part of the [...]

#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 [...]

Race Recap: Grin & Bear It Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k (11/18/18)

Race Recap: Grin & Bear It Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k (11/18/18)

First, let's talk about how I've now PR'd in the last two races (10k and 13.1) during one of the toughest, most chaotic years of my life. Wait; do not. Let's save that for my 2018 end-of-year recap. Instead, let's discuss my most recent race: The Grin & Bear It half marathon, 10k, and 5k. [...]

Running Shoes: Meet Jennifer, The Creative Mind Behind RaceBibResale.com

Running Shoes: Meet Jennifer, The Creative Mind Behind RaceBibResale.com

A scenario no runner wants to think about, but has likely been in before: It’s race week. You’ve trained hard. You’re ready. You may even have your bag packed with gels and compression socks. And then...BOOM. Runny nose, fever, aches - you can’t make it. You’re out the entry fee. You’re sad. Runners have long [...]