Improve Your Health with These 7 Running and Fitness Apps

We can all use a little help keeping track of workouts, our diets, and our overall health and wellbeing. In this increasingly digital age, being able to do so through an app can make a major difference. In fact, a 2015 study of 726 participants in the Journal of Medical...
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What To Do When You Don’t Hit Your Running Goals

If I asked about your running goals, what would you tell me? Would you talk about how you want to improve your PR? Stay healthy and injury-free? Place in your age group in the next half marathon? Maybe your goals are around the amount of days you train, or wanting to...
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Runners, Here’s 7 Ways to Boost Your Training with Music

When it comes time to race, more often than not, music isn’t allowed. Though safety is often cited as the reason for no headphones, there is also debate and research about performance enhancing effects of music for runners. Even though music might not be allowed at your races, are you...
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5 Tips to Return to Running After Illness or Injury

Whether it’s a minor ankle sprain or a more serious health scare, when an illness or an injury sidelines you, it can be challenging to jump back into your old running routine. Running is a high-impact sport, and trying to begin right where you left off can lead to re-injury...
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Women: 3 Tips to Reprogram Your Thinking While Running

One of the reasons people run is that zone they get into - that mental space where they’re absorbed in what they’re doing, are fully present, and often are enjoying the experience.  How often do you find yourself in the zone? After working with athletes for over 10 years, I’ve...
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Ramp Up Your Run: 10 Races Taking Place Around the Globe in 2018!

When your weekly park runs aren’t challenging enough anymore and you really could use a change of scenery, it’s time to search beyond your neighborhood and challenge yourself in a place located outside of your comfort zone. Here’s a list of the some of the best marathons and half marathons...
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No Kale in Your Diet? 5 Creative Ways to Sneak It In

Are you hesitant to jump on the kale train? You know, that prehistoric looking green that has surged in popularity in recent years? We often hear kale being referred to as one of nature’s superfoods and it certainly qualifies, as it is packed full of health promoting benefits. Nutrient and...
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Taking Back Your Running Game After a Slump

Be it the holidays, a vacation, or just life in general, most runners hit a slump at some point. One minute you’re pounding the pavement regularly, racking up the miles, and the next you’re struggling to even lace up your shoes and knock out a few laps around the block....
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Enhance Your Running with Imagery

When it comes to running, you likely do a lot to prepare. You run (obviously!), you make sure your shoes and gear are in good shape (like you), you eat well to fuel your training, and you might even cross train or lift weights. Runners do a lot more than...
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Runners – Which diet is the best for you in 2018?

Each year there are a number of diets that make their way to the top of the list. 2018 is no exception and a few weeks ago US World and News Report gathered several of the top doctors and medical professionals across the nation to rank the best diets of...
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Why Runners Are Learning Yoga to Improve Form

Runners can be prone to joint problems, especially those in the big toes, hips, ankles, and spine. These issues hurt their form and can make their joint problems even worse. However, the long-term solution for many is not necessarily pills, repeated doctor visits or a cutback in running. Rather, they've...
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How My Running Journey Began…and Flourished – Caren Landrum’s Story

Growing up, I was active with dance but never coordinated enough to play team sports. I didn’t make the volleyball team, gymnastics team or softball team in school and running wasn’t even on my radar. In fact, I didn’t start running until I was in my thirties when a family...
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Destination Race Vacations 2018: Hit Your Stride Early This Year!

Kick start your training in 2018 by incorporating some scenic inspiration into your next race! Running and destination race vacations are more popular than ever before, as sprinters are beginning the New Year with renewed vigor for competing. Plan a running centered getaway where you can work on your pace...
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Shifting Your Perspective from Training to Fitness

Why do you run? It is because of reasons related to fitness and mental health, or because you’re training for an event? You may have a variety of reasons why you run, and those reasons can change depending on the day or the time of year. There is no right...
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Meditation Could Improve Your Running – Here’s How

For some people, the idea of meditation conjures up a spiritual image. For others, it’s a form of relaxation and a way to calm the mind. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine defines meditation as, “a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for...
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Best Foods For Runners

Whether you are a recreational runner, a long-distance runner or preparing for a race, eating the right foods will improve your performance and aid in recovery. It's also crucial to have stored energy to sustain a lifestyle of running and these powerful foods listed below will help to achieve your...
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4 Ways to Train That Don’t Involve Running

Between parties, late-night shopping, long to-do lists, work, kids, and the normal day-to-day routine, it’s easy to see how a strict running schedule might have gotten off course during the holidays. And even with the New Years behind us, you may be having a hard time getting back on track....
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Mindfulness Can Improve Your Running Experience: 4 Tips to Get Started

"I can't make my mind shut up," Jim said, as he prepared to leave my office. "And it doesn't matter how hard I try. The minute I start counting my breaths or focusing on my body, my mind decides go to last night's movie or plan tonight's dinner or a...
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Cryotherapy: Cure-All or Harmful Fad?

For runners and other athletes, it seems there’s always a new buzzworthy trend in injury prevention and recovery. In the last few years runners, particularly marathoners, have increasingly been turning to whole body cryotherapy as a strategy for managing exercise-induced pain and inflammation. So, is cryotherapy the treatment you need...
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5 Easy Ways to Fit a Run into Your Busy Schedule

I received an email recently from a woman wanting to register for one of our 5k training plans. Her message was short, but her distress was clear: Help! I ran track in college and loved it. I want to start running again, but I have a full-time job and small...
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