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Category: Running

5 Things a Runner Should Invest In

Taking your running to the next level takes a lot of patience, consistency, and hard work, but don’t forget about the little things that can help get you there. I’ve listed five items  runners should invest in to help them become stronger, faster, and injury free. *All products I use are linked but there are also other brands out there, so shop around and see what you like 🙂 Heart rate monitoring chest strap: Depending on which brand of watch you wear, there may be a HR monitoring chest strap… Read more 5 Things a Runner Should Invest In

So how did those 2018 running goals go?

It’s December and all my 2018 races are done for the year. Naturally, I wanted to see if I hit any of the running goals I set for myself. Well, spoiler alert: I didn’t! But that’s okay. Here’s what I envisioned when I was closing out 2017: 2018 Running Goals: 1) Qualify for the 2019 Boston Marathon – Didn’t happen, but that’s okay! Still working for that BQ and I’ll get there. 2) Break 3:25 in the full marathon – No, but I set a PR (3:41) with negative splits! Honestly, I… Read more So how did those 2018 running goals go?

Easy Miles Should Actually Be Easy – Calculate your Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate.

I feel like I’ve been posting and talking a lot about my easy miles recently. I run all my easy runs, long runs, and recovery runs at at least 10+ min/mile and I am proud of that because it’s made me stronger and faster, and I’ve avoided injuries. Slowing down and monitoring your maximum aerobic heart rate makes you a more efficient runner (aka running further, faster) and lowers your risk of potential running injuries. Slowing your pace by a few minutes 3-4 times every week doesn’t mean you’re slow, obese, insignificant, or… Read more Easy Miles Should Actually Be Easy – Calculate your Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate.