Various training plans and lessons I have personally used that have gotten me through numerous races.

12 Week Beginner Half Marathon Training

This program is for runners currently with a base of 10-15 miles per week looking to complete their first half marathon.  Mid-week runs are for conditioning and pace; the long weekend run is to gradually increase the time on your feet and to mentally prepare for the distance of running 13.1 miles. I am a [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 January 7th, 2014|Training Plans|0 Comments

5 Ways to Run Prepared and Aware

What I’m writing about should be common sense – but for whatever reason, runners everywhere ignore some common and easy safety precautions while running.  Stop it.  Your life could depend on it. Running in the dark As I’ve been out running or driving in the dark early morning hours I am surprised by how many [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:28+00:00 September 21st, 2013|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

How to Run Hill Repeats

Hill repeats are an excellent way for runners to build strength, improve their speed, and build their mental strength and confidence in hill running. Although hills come in all different lengths and degrees of incline, the basic concept of a hill repeat is usually the same. You run up the hill fast and then recover [...]

By | 2016-04-27T20:43:02+00:00 August 21st, 2013|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

How to Run a Faster 5k

For those that have an upcoming 5k race on their calendar, there’s nothing that will help get your stronger than some good old fashioned speedwork to ignite those fast twitch muscle fibers and help you run a fast 5k. Before engaging in any speedwork you should always have a proper warm-up of at least 10 [...]

By | 2016-04-27T20:43:14+00:00 February 21st, 2013|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

6 Tips for Trail Running

Running off-road, or trail running, improves balance, coordination, strength, and keeps you on your toes so to speak. Trail running requires more focus on where you’re going to put your foot with each step and how you’re going to take the next hill. Trail running is also a great break from the everyday road run; [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:28+00:00 October 21st, 2012|Tips for Training|0 Comments