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An 18-Minute Mile Never Felt So Good

I’ve wanted to write a piece on embracing slow for a while. When it comes to running, I define slow. Do I care that I’m slow? No, I embrace slow. I am just blessed to be moving. That’s a gift for me. For those who don’t know, I was disabled for most of my life from ...

Mentally Preparing for the Half

I’m 2 weeks away from my next half marathon. I’m having those thoughts.. “Am I ready?,” ‘Will I do well?,” “Will I even finish?” I think we all go through the same emotional and mental roller coaster upon approaching a big race. After all, it’s not just a physical endeavor, it’s a mental game. It’s 5:15 ...

Running Clubs: Like a Second Family

Running alone can be a great way to clear your mind and reconnect with nature. However, you may find out that running clubs can have some major benefits both socially and with your overall race performance. My wife Lori and I first began running together in 2011, but it was not until 2013 that we both discovered ...

Benefits of Foam Rolling for Runners

Ambassador Michelle is a proponent of foam rolling.  She recognizes her foam roller as one of the many ‘must-haves’ for runners. Here’s what she has to say… “Using a foam roller as a runner is a great tool to use on a daily basis. It can provide similar benefits as getting a deep-tissue massage but without the ...

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 ...

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