I have mixed feelings about the end of high school track. I am sad because I am going to miss my teammates, spirit days, and the structure. But I am happy because honestly I am more excited about the racing and running that is to come. In high school sports, practice day after day of … Continue reading High school running is over…now what?
As summer weather approaches (hallelujah!), going on runs in the afternoon may feel a little sluggish and hard. But there are several ways to run in the heat without tiring out or suffering. In fact, running in the heat might help your training significantly due to heat acclimation which results in better cardiovascular endurance and … Continue reading Cheat the Heat
I have recently been recovering from a hip injury that was caused by tight hips and weak glutes and figured that it was time to listen to the positive yoga stories and take a hot yoga class. I used to do yoga frequently in middle school, surprisingly, because one of my friends had a mom … Continue reading Yoga: Some Like It Hot
Girl gang. Running buddies. Training partners. Whatever you call them, your running buddies are an essential part to any runner's training both mentally and physically. They help keep you accountable on core, help pace during workouts, and keep you motivated on long runs. Running has always been known as this sort of "individualistic" sport where … Continue reading Find your run squad
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to spend 3 days with Katie Mackey and 17 other high school girls to learn about nutrition, race mentality, nerves, etc. It was a very enlightening and amazing experience that I will take with me into running for the rest of my life. Day 1: On the first day … Continue reading Kickin’ It with Katie Mackey
Running is such a big part of my life that I often forget how long it has taken me to get this far. I have been running since I was 8 years old with numerous injuries, silly fun runs, and silent long runs. This cross country season didn't go as planned because I got caught … Continue reading Why I Started Running
It's frustrating when you hit a rough point in your running. Whether that is an absence of PRs in your past couple of races or your legs don't feel like they did a few months back. The bottom line is we all hit ruts as runners but it's how we deal with them that builds … Continue reading Stuck in a Rut?
Stairs. Just the very word has such an element of power to it. Stairs are very important in boosting your overall conditioning and are a great alternative for hills. Shake up your workout by adding one of these stair workouts: Long Distance Stair Workout: This type of workout is to build endurance while focusing on … Continue reading Rocky Time: Own the Stairs
"Wow, what just happened?" were the first words that came out of my mouth as I left my first SoulCycle class. I was pushed, I was challenged, I was empowered; I loved it. I showed up 10 min. early which wasn't early enough for a first-timer because I felt rushed and didn't have enough time … Continue reading First-Timer’s Guide to SoulCycle
Here's what happened when I started to drink 70 oz of water a day: A few weeks ago my running was feeling off and my legs felt weak trying to hit times that I had hit easily a week ago. It was frustrating as you can imagine, and I decided to see if it was … Continue reading Hydration is Key