Training Tips

Elite Athlete Tina Muir shares her Secrets to Success: Active Warm Up. These video demonstrations are really easy to follow, and help you feel much better on your runs!

A Runners Guide for How to Use a Dynamic Warm Up

Cliff notes version of this post? A dynamic warm up is CRITICAL to your running. But let’s start with a little story to demonstrate why. I have talked about trying to get in the warms ups I need to but sometimes I am just hurrying before Bailey wakes up or needs me for some interaction.…

How to Run in the Heat: Tips for Summer Running

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Running in the summer can make training really hard. Especially if you have a fall marathon, you know you need to get out there, but how do you do it without feeling like you are going to pass out at any second? Well, firstly I would check out my article on summer running and what to wear…

Adapting to Weather Changes: Humidity

Weather can really mess us up. We can train hard, have everything right, and then at the last second, a weather change can make our entire race plan go down the toilet. Humidity is definitely one of those bad weather situations that can cause a drastic decline in performance. BUT, before I go on, I…

How to Modify Your Race Plan to Run in the Wind

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In our plushy (is that the right word?) little world, we can come up with things to complain about that really would not be even worth mentioning in other countries around the world, but as we are lucky to live in the countries we do, these are our biggest problems. One of these first world…

8 Reasons You Should Take Time Off From Running

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Of all my Secret to Success posts, I honestly think this is one of the most important, and one of the most overlooked factors when it comes to peaking for the races that you care about the most. I am gonna be bold and say that it is okay to not run for 2 weeks…

Fuel Intake for Endurance Exercise

It’s unofficially racing season! Road racing season that is. Everyone I interact with seems to be preparing or recovering from a race. Twitter is buzzing with nervous energy as people prepare to fight off their inner demons. One often overlooked factor for those racing the ultimate test of human spirit, AKA the marathon is how to make sure you…

What to Eat After a Hard Workout or Race

Along with my post on What to Eat Before a Race/Workout this post helps me out A LOT. Although your regular run fueling should consist of both carbohydrates and protein, it becomes CRITICAL that you consume enough of each of those after working out hard. Just take a listen to the chat with Nancy Clark on how we…
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