Little Things: a Nutrition Series

Part 1: Making little changes in nutrition for long term habit making. Welcome to my 4-part series in which I share what I’ve learned about nutrition. The 8-week program, Simply Nourished Like a Mother, offered by Train Like a Mother and Registered Dietician Ellie Kempton walks through the dietary Macros and how to incorporate each…

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Mental Health: Keep talking

When something is so important, you need to talk about it…but it’s so big. How do you do that? What do you say in a 500 word blog opinion article about such a complex and overwhelming topic? You just start the conversation. You remind people it exists, and you keep reminding until we see lasting…

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Measure Running Power with the Stryd Pod: a Review

How do you capture personalized running metrics without a heart rate monitor? You measure Power output. A popular metric with cyclists, runners can now dial in their running efficiency using the Stryd Pod, a small device that can help determine accurate race day predictions.  What is the Stryd pod? This small device clips onto your…

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Fortitude 10k Race Recap

When the hard work pays off.  In its short history, the Fortitude 10k has become a Colorado runner’s favorite, and Fort Collins one of the most runner friendly cities in the state. (Link to Daily Camera Article) The Fortitude 10k is a great race for runners of all levels — whether you are chasing a…

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Run Less, Run Faster Book Review

Run Less Run Faster

Do you ever wonder if you could get that time goal by running only a few days a week?  Run Less Run Faster Second edition by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, and Ray Moss claims that yes, you can. The Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training or FIRST based this book on their research and…

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Race Nutrition — How much and when?

“Any advice on how to figure out how much in race nutrition you need, and when to consume it?” — Matt K One of the most confounding aspects of running is how to handle nutrition. It is a common question, and unfortunately one I cannot answer without veering out of my lane.* In order to…

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CLUB RUNDISNEY — Breaking down the “Benefits.”

On Tuesday, January 7th, as tens of thousands of runners descended on Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, many were carefully watching their social media feeds for new merchandise, crowd lines, photos of stuffed suitcases, and flat costumes. What they got was news entirely unexpected, and arguably, something no one was asking for. RunDisney released…

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Goofy Challenge Training: Taper, Race, Recovery

The older I get, the more I look forward to Taper. It has been over 120 days since I began my training for the 2020 Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, and in this Fifth block of my self-designed plan, I continue with Taper, Race Days, and Recovery. First, a quick look back The holidays…

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Goofy Challenge 2020 Training: Month 4

They say that any attorney that represents himself has a fool for a client. I’m not sure if the same applies to a coach who designs her own training plan, but sometimes I feel that way. As I finish off week 14 out of 20 with the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge training plan,…

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Go GIVE Your Awesome: Running Miles for Charity

One of the greatest rewards I, Heather, have found through this running journey is sharing my passions with the world. You have been part of this journey, and I am humbled by your kindness, encouragement, and generosity. Which is why my podcast co-host, Jen and I have created the #GoGIVEYourAwesome Event. The Idea — Jen’s…

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Goofy Challenge 2020 Training: Month 3

Around this time during marathon training — about the halfway point — many of us ask, “Why am I doing this?” Regardless of the plan you follow or how often you are running, this question just seems part of our daily routine.  Because by now, the novelty of a fresh, new plan has worn off.…

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