5 Tips For Safe Run Streaking

5 Tips For Safe Run Streaking

Welcome to Coronarunning: Everyone is on a run streak because we may or may not be able to stomach another virtual race! Okay -- maybe not everyone is on a run streak. But a lot of people are, and that’s a little concerning as an RRCA run coach. We had a discussion in our certified [...]

#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 [...]

#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 [...]

#FridayFive: 5 Embarrassing Runner Ailments And How To Fix Them

Look - running can be an embarrassing sport, and we all know it. From chapped butts to GI issues and beyond, most runners can tell you the story of "that one time during a run" where they experienced one or more delightful, bodily malfunction. Don't lie - I know it's happened to you! Over the [...]

Lessons Learned – 2017 Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training

Lessons Learned – 2017 Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training

Every training season comes with new experiences, new triumphs, new trials, and of course - new lessons learned. Last year during my Pittsburgh Half training and race, I learned that I was capable of finishing a race with terrible case of ITBS. More importantly, I learned that I was capable of just about anything. This [...]