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Insights and wisdom from lifelong runners with a mission to educate and motivate individuals to make small changes each day to live healthier lives and to have fun while doing it.

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3 Ways to Stay in Shape and Eat Healthy Over the Holidays

Tips from Coach Carol In your calendar, commit to the days and times that you will exercise and make dates for workouts with friends. Keep these commitments like you would…

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Chasing Away the Winter Blues

Even though December has the shortest amount of daylight and is usually the busiest time of year, we can still totally enjoy and have fun. Here are some ideas. Make…

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Fall Trail Running

Fall is a great time to get out on the trails to walk or run.  As you explore the beautiful trails in our area, keep in mind these tips. Trail…

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3-Minute Core

We hear a lot about having a strong core, but why do we need one?  If you think about it, if we don’t have any muscle in our torso area,…

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Planning for Fall and Winter Training

Let’s Get Ready The transition from fun, summer workouts to interesting fall and winter workouts can sometimes be challenging.  Here are some ideas to help you prepare (and keep the…

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Stretch It!

Flexibility is a key component to fitness, feeling youthful, and staying active throughout your life. The perfect time to stretch is anytime you have a minute or two during the…

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Summer Runner Traveling Tips

Summer traveling doesn’t need to ruin your training.  With a little planning, you can make this your fittest summer yet. Plan your training: When planning your trip, block out periods…

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3 Marathon/Half Marathon Success Secrets

Training for a marathon or half marathon is an exciting adventure. Having trained hundreds of runners to injury free, successful races, I have found 3 key strategies to racing success….

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Lookin’ Good! Improving Your Running Form

A great way to improve your running is by working on your running form.  While we are all perfect, our bodies are not symmetrical.  Knowing that, no one is going…

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4 Spring Training Reminders

Spring is a great time to start training for a race.  Whether you have never run a race or have run hundreds, here a few things to help you get…

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Goal Setting for the New Year Plus One More Thing

Writing down your goals helps you to decide the direction you want to go in your exercise routines, your nutrition patterns, and your life.  Having goals also gives you a…

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5 Ways to Stay in Shape and Eat Healthy Over the Holidays

Goal: This week, sit down for 20 minutes and plan out the next month. Plan to make healthy food, exercise, and time choices over the holidays. The average adult gains weight…

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How to Be a Faster Runner

Many people ask me how to improve their running form. When most people start a running program or want to go faster, the common thought is to stride out and…

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