Latest Posts

  • Are You Too Strict About Your Running?

    Are You Too Strict About Your Running?

    Many runners have Type A personalities who can be very rigid with their training. Being strict with run training can help you become a better runner, but it becomes a problem if you aren’t able to adapt, make poor choices, or can’t recover emotionally from missed runs. These expert tips may help you adapt better…

    Read More


  • 9 Quick Running Workouts for Busy Runners

    9 Quick Running Workouts for Busy Runners

    If you have less than an hour to run, you can still get a quality running workout by doing workouts at VO2 max or Critical Velocity speeds, or running hills. I share 9 quick running workouts that make you fitter in 45 minutes or less.  Short on time? Don’t worry! You can still get quality…

    Read More


  • How to Avoid the Comparison Trap in Running

    How to Avoid the Comparison Trap in Running

    Comparing yourself to other runners is human nature. If you can compare yourself to your competition in a way that motivates you, keep doing it. If you compare yourself in a way that is negative and fuels you with doubt and jealousy, reframe your thoughts. Sports psychologist Dr. Haley Perlus and mental performance coach Carrie…

    Read More


  • 6 Weeks: Too Soon to Start Running After Having a Baby?

    6 Weeks: Too Soon to Start Running After Having a Baby?

    Six weeks used to be what women thought they needed to wait to return to running after having a baby. But waiting 12 weeks longer may be prudent to allow the body to recover for high-impact exercise like running, research shows. Four postpartum experts weigh in on how long a mother should wait to resume…

    Read More


  • What Should My Easy Pace Be?

    What Should My Easy Pace Be?

    An easy running pace is a pace in which you feel in control, comfortable, and can hold a conversation. For most trained recreational runners, about 80 percent of your weekly training volume should be at an easy effort. This allows you to build your training volume, execute hard workouts, spur physiological adaptations that boost running…

    Read More


  • How to Figure Out Your Marathon Pace (4 Ways)

    How to Figure Out Your Marathon Pace (4 Ways)

    You can find your marathon pace by looking at your training. If you are a new marathoner or average 9:45 minute per mile pace, then your long run pace is likely your marathon pace. If you are a more experienced or faster runner, past race performances, time trials, and training runs can give you an…

    Read More


  • 10 Best (& Most Accurate) Foot Pods for Runners

    10 Best (& Most Accurate) Foot Pods for Runners

    A running foot pod can supply runners with near 100 percent accurate running data for tracking metrics related to their stride, cadence, distance, speed, and more. Running foot pods can give runners accurate data on a treadmill and a complete picture of their training. I review the ten best running foot pods at a variety…

    Read More


  • How to Protect Your Skin When Running in Cold, Dry Air

    How to Protect Your Skin When Running in Cold, Dry Air

    The air in the winter is dry and can dehydrate your skin. You can protect your skin running in the cold, dry air with a good skin care regimen that locks in moisture and offers a barrier to the harsh winter weather. Pamper your skin with a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer containing key ingredients…

    Read More


  • Registered Dietitian: How to Eat in the Off-Season for Runners

    Registered Dietitian: How to Eat in the Off-Season for Runners

    Reviewed by Megan Robinson, RD: Maybe you just finished a big race and are now enjoying the off-season (congrats!). Or, if you are like me this past year, you are injured and not running AT ALL …figuring out how to eat when you aren’t running or running a lot can be very confusing. Enter a…

    Read More


  • How to Fuel if You Are Running a Marathon on Your Period

    How to Fuel if You Are Running a Marathon on Your Period

    Getting your period during your marathon can be a performance enhancer. But the days leading up to your period can be a drag. Changing your fueling plan to include more sodium and carbohydrates can help keep Aunt Flo and her impending visit from ruining your race day, says registered sports dietitian Megan Robinson. She shares…

    Read More


WANT TO BE A BETTER RUNNER?

Download my FREE FULL MONTH of strength workouts for runners!

Looking for a free running plan? Email me at [email protected].

* indicates required

You have Successfully Subscribed!