4 Ways to be More Productive with your Running Time

4 Ways to Make Your Running Time More Productive We all want to get more from our efforts when running. I remember when I first started taking my running seriously, every time I set out I wanted to beat my previous time. I also wanted to improve other metrics I was tracking, such as calories burned, my heart rate and …

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Tips For Running Downhill

We hear it all the time from people that down-hill running sucks. It hurts your knees, your feet, your legs. It is uncomfortable. You’d do all the up-hill repeats in the world if you didn’t have to run down. Well, there are definitely ways to lighten to load when you are hammering it down hill. Here are my best tips …

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Day 4. Mandarfen to Solden

Im not one for real roller coasters… I mean I actually hate them… but the roller coaster I get to ride during Ultra races… now those I love. Day 4, Mandarin, Austria to Solden, Austria. 26kms, 2214m ascent, 1887m descent, 7 hour time cutoff. When we thought about Day 4, we had this idea that it would be a type …

Running Myths Debunked

We get asked a lot of questions about running and we know a lot of you out there are either new to running or are a little intimidated by the distances that we do. We are going to put the myths to rest right here, right now. Myth #1: To truly complete a distance, you have the run the whole …

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A Day In The Life Of A Crazy

I recorded a week of my crazy life to share with you all… its far from easy…I am asked all of the time how I manage to fit everything in… I often struggle to answer that… I have a weekly full time job and Run Like A Girl, a full time ultra-marathon training schedule and a family. The day to …

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How to Run Farther, Faster!

This season, I have been training with a running coach with the hope of running faster, stronger and faster. While I won’t share all the tips and tricks I have learned through this process, (if you want to hire a running coach I strongly Recommend Jen Segger) I will share two very valuable tips. 1. You can run your shorter …

Is it Time for an Ultra-Marathon?

There is this weird, painful and wonderful world of ultra running… Where running sensible distances just isn’t enough anymore and you want to push your body beyond. Once you reach the point of a few marathons under your belt, or you’ve spent enough time around the trail running community, you might start to feel itchy for a new a challenge. …

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Learn to Love the Long Run

Long runs are a staple for any distance runner. Most weekends are spent logging miles and hours, training for that next big race. Runners often have a love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it’s over but we might hate the anticipation of actually getting out there and getting through it. Yet if …

Let’s Stop the FOMO

The start of the year is always an interesting time. We all start it with ambitions and goals about how we would like the new year to go, what we want to to achieve, how we want to better ourselves. We are bombarded at the beginning of the year with other peoples goals. We chat with our friends, we see …

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But My Pants Don’t Fit

Far to many times in a day do we not like something about our selves or wish that something about us was different. We are all guilty of it, we pick at our physical selves, my butts too big, I wish I had arms like her, or a stomach like that etc. the list goes on. Not only do we …