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Motivationnew runnersUncategorized

Can anyone enjoy running? I haven’t always loved running, and I go through periods when it’s difficult to get out the door. It usually happens after I run a big race, like a marathon.  You put months of training in, Read more…

Motivationtraining

Oops, I Fartleked! This funny named interval workout can make you a faster runner.  Keep reading to learn how… How to do speed work without a track Add some excitement to your runs by throwing in a fartlek.  Fartlek means Read more…

Gear Reviews

Spark Cardio Review With the release of the new Apple Watch 3, many runners are left wondering: what is the best watch for runners?  While there certainly are higher priced options, at the time of this review, the TomTom Spark Read more…

marathonRace Reviews

Chicago Marathon Mile-by-Mile Race Recap I’m ready to pour my heart out over the amazingness that is the Chicago Marathon.  This review focuses on the marathon itself.  For information about the expo and travel to the starting line, check out Chicago Read more…

Race Reviews

Chicago Marathon Review 2017 Part 1 Here is a quick rundown of my Chicago Marathon race experience… 1. Expo: we stayed downtown, so we were close to the shuttles taking runners to the expo.  They were free and efficient.  We Read more…

Nutrition

Running Meal Plan Coming off of a solid performance at the Chicago Marathon, I’m more committed than ever to hit my BQ time. I know that in order to do that, I need to dial in my nutrition and finally drop Read more…

Race Reviews

Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon Review I wish I had good news to report.  Those of you that live in the Savannah area know that I don’t. All week long, the forecast called for heat. I was prepared. I hydrated Read more…

Motivation

Motivational Running Playlist It can be hard to get out the door sometimes.  I don’t always listen to music.  Sometimes, I do the podcast thing.  For days when I need some extra mojo, I listen to this Spotify playlist.  It’s Read more…

new runners

How do I start running? All of these mistakes I have made myself, and have learned how to not make them again.  If you notice yourself falling victim to these 7 running mistakes, don’t worry…you’re not alone! 7 Mistakes Beginner Read more…

half marathonnew runners

Running Your First Half Marathon You’ve put in the training, you’re standing at the starting line, what can you look forward to over the next 13.1 miles? What is it like to run a half marathon? Half marathons are a Read more…