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Prehab for Injury Free Running

After 25+ years of running and coaching I know of two types of runners; those that have been injured and those that will get injured. Research says that in a given year anywhere from 50-80% of runners will be injured.  Why is that number so high?  One reason is that “too much too soon” is ...

Goal Setting

Goals, most of us have them, or have had them. We target losing weight, saving more money, or learning a new skill. Running and exercise are often items that we use to try and achieve weight loss, but whether you are a brand new runner or walker, or a seasoned veteran marathoner, goal setting is ...

Running For Fun (When You Can’t Run For Time)

When I first started participating in running events, I believed in a year or so I’d be able to run a half marathon in under 2 hour 30 minutes. I believed it so much that my New Year’s Run bib for 2015 said “Complete a Half in 2:30”. With my first race being Tinker Bell ...

Athletic Nutrition – Paleo, Carb Timing, and Protein by Lori Sharp

To preface this, I would like to mention I’m not a registered dietitian nor a nutritionist. Everything in this article is my personal study aligned with thoughts and studies of athletes, writers, scientist, and sports nutritionist. Everyone and everyone’s body is different. What works for some may or may not work for you. I’ve heard and ...

Galloway Run/Walk Method by Sarah Cabrera

I ran my first half marathon (and first race of any kind) in 2010.  I definitely knew that I needed to train but I didn’t know where to start. I ended up finding a 16 week training plan online that told me what days to run and how many miles to run on those days.  ...

Is this your first marathon? Congratulations! by Bear Caudillo

Is this your first marathon? Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a Marathoner! The transition of going from ordinary runner to Marathoner is a process but a rewarding one. I love marathons now. The highs and lows of running 26.2 miles. Here is my story about how my fear became an addiction. Homewalk 5k in ...

Plant-Based Running by Rebecca Garcia

I ran my first half marathon in 2007, this was quite the accomplishment for me because I was in a near fatal car accident in 2003 where doctors told me I would never run again. I have since run 50 half marathons and I am about to run my 6th marathon. Earlier this year in ...

What to bring when traveling to a race out of the area by Carina Kool

When traveling out of the area to a race, I ask myself, what all should I bring?  I have traveled throughout California as well as out of state for some races.  I will be traveling from Northern California to Southern California for the Santa Clarita Marathon. For me, depending on the type of race I am ...

Running with Style – Picking Your Race Outfit by Christine Colvin

You’ve been logging your miles and getting some serious rubber-to-the-road time in preparation for your upcoming race. Hydration pack is chosen, and you’ve figured out that you prefer energy chomps over gu. That’s great! But have you thought about the most important part…what are you going to wear?! Choosing your race outfit isn’t as simple as ...

Race Recovery by Tianna Marshall

Most people seem to think marathons are something adults only participate in because adults are who they usually see participating. But If you have participated in the Los Angeles Marathon over the past 20 years or live near a middle or high school in LA county you probably have seen tons of teens training for ...

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