Running Strength Exercises: Fire Hydrant

I've talked before about the importance of having strong hips as a runner. And since running really only involves moving forward and backward, it can lead to some parts of your hips getting neglected. Once that happens, you aren't able to stabilize yourself as well...

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Running Form Drills: High Knees

To warm-up properly for a speed workout, you need to make sure that you get the muscles you'll be using stretched out and activated. (There are lots of other things you need to do to warm-up properly, but you can read about all of them here).   Traditional...

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Bad Training in 3 Graphs

When you're training for distance running, there is a lot that can go wrong. And some of those things aren't that obvious. You're working hard, you're getting the training in but you keep getting hurt. Or even worse, you keep putting the work in and...

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Baby Jogger Workouts

The 3 Best Baby Jogger Workouts

As a running coach and a new dad, I was pretty excited to start figuring out ways to work the baby jogger into my running routine. I knew it would be an adjustment – running while also pushing a little person. But, I also figured...

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Running Strength Exercises: Lateral Leg Raises

Running strength exercises should focus on two things:   Improving your efficiency and running economy Helping to prevent injury   So when thinking about what strength exercises to do, it's helpful to focus on exercises that target areas that don't get worked quite as much as they should when you're running.   The...

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You don’t race enough 5k’s

5k road races are not just for beginners. Of course 5k's are a great entry point into racing -- for most runners, it's the first race distance they do. But I know too many runners that leave 5k races behind as they get more experienced.   5k...

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Surviving the Holidays

The holidays are known for family, cookies, stress, office parties, and sweaters bulky enough to cover up everything the festive food and drink does to our bodies.   How is a runner supposed to survive the holiday season with at least some amount of their hard-earned fitness left?...

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Post-Marathon Mistakes

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing focused on marathon training. To get “The .2” posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   With fall marathon season in full swing, it's time to talk about what comes AFTER your marathon. Specifically, I want to talk...

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10 Commandments of Marathon Race Day

This is part of a series of posts I’m doing focused on marathon training. To get “The .2” posts in your inbox, sign-up here!   After you've put in the months of training, you still need to go out and execute on race day. These are my...

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