Getting out the door can be the hardest part of running or walking. Coach Mwangi put together 10 awesome ways to motivate yourself to get moving this Spring. Check them out!Read More
With all of the racing happening this weekend, I thought I would spend a little bit of time talking about a running and racing strategy that often leads to positive results. Negative splitting is based on the idea that the last miles of a run or race should be run faster than the first ones. A slower start and a faster finished often leads to a better race time, whether we’re talking about a casual runner or the world’s fastest marathoners.Read More
As our season of racing begins to wind down, you may find yourself looking back at the year and evaluating how you did with your running. You may even find yourself setting some new goals, and thinking about all of the tools available to you and how they can help you get to the next level. One of the best tools you have could very well be the one strapped around your wrist.Read More
I don’t know why I don’t get this question more often. I do think that a lot of runners ask themselves the question, then probably try to answer it for themselves. Or perhaps they just do what their fellow runners are doing. Nothing wrong with that, if all the little but important things are being done. If there is any guesswork, however, I’d like to take the some of it out of it by covering what you should do right away, and what can wait a little while.Read More
It’s a topic I’ve written about before but it’s always relevant so I’d like to revisit it and touch on some of the most important things to consider when deciding how to fuel up before a run.Read More
Now that we’re all pros at doing dynamic warm-up stretches before we go out for our runs, I wanted to take some time to explain how to perform static stretches after your runs. You'll recognize some of these because we do them every week. Doing these stretches can ensure that you not only stay flexible, it can also help you lengthen some of those troublesome tendons (like the Achilles tendon) and connective tissue (like the IT band) to prevent those nagging injuries that are all too common in running.Read More
What a great question!
Now more than ever I want to stress a few things that you should all be keeping in mind while you are on this running journey toward your first 5K. Things that have worked well for me as well as for my athletes. I make it a point to only prescribe things that I have personally tried, whether it’s training methods or nutrition, or even footwear and apparel, so rest assured that whatever I recommend has been tried and tested.
Stay Motivated.Read More
This week I wanted to take a few minutes to get a little personal with you.Read More
Winter training isn’t only about preparing for a spring marathon. These tips can be applied to any training that you’re doing right now.Read More
Yoga can be highly transformative and can challenge you in new and unexpected ways. As runners, we sometimes need to break out of our one-dimensional routines in order to gain an edge, and the practice of yoga can be just what we need to give us that edge.Read More
Running is a sport that gives back exactly what you put into it, and that’s what makes it such a fair sport. The more you run, the better a runner you become, it’s that equitable. Every step that you take is a step toward building you into a stronger and more resilient runner, but your progress doesn’t have to be limited to what you do out on the roads. A lot of your running strength can be developed in the gym or by engaging in various forms of strength training designed to improve your running mechanics and those muscles and joints that support you.Read More
I’ve been on a George Sheehan binge lately, but how could you not be? He was an accomplished athlete, a best-selling author and an inspiration to an entire generation of runners! If you haven’t heard of him, then please look him up! He wrote eight best-selling books and hundreds of magazine columns, revealing his unique ways of thinking about running and his passion for the sport.
For this week’s Corner, I decided to pay tribute to the man and to honor some of his amazing work. He once wrote about the ‘Tried and True Rules’ of the road for runners, a guide for all of us on maintaining good running habits as we go about our lives. It’s like you’re listening to your very wise running grandfather, imparting his wisdom to you. Read on and enjoy!