7 FAQ’s for Beginner Runners

Beginner runners have questions that don’t even occur to people who have been running for years. When you’re far removed from those early days of not really knowing what you’re doing, or if running is for you, you forget that once you had questions about things that seem second nature not. I hear these questions […]

Tips on Trail Running for Beginners

One of the things I was looking forward to when moving to Vermont was trying out trail running. My experience of running was so tied to living in a big city. There were organized races on almost every weekend. City streets and bridges usually made up a portion of every run, and heading into Prospect […]

5 Ways You Can Make Starting Running Easier

Starting running isn’t easy. Starting anything isn’t easy, let’s face it. Learning a new skill means that in the beginning, you’re not sure what you’re doing, probably making every mistake in the book, feeling like you’re out of your depth, until it all just clicks. Or you give up before that happens…which is why I […]

Run It – The Best (and Worst!) Running Advice

Ever thought to yourself after a race, “Well, let’s just call that one a learning experience…”? In this month’s Run It series, my fellow running bloggers and I share all the best and worst running and racing advice we’ve received – what worked, what didn’t, and why. When it comes to advice, what works perfectly […]

Run It – How to Stay Sane on the Treadmill

Welcome to another installment of your new favorite series for runners, Run It! Full of tips and advice from coaches and runners including Laura, Sarah, Nellie, Angela, Allie and me, every month you get not one but 6 great workouts or articles on a topic.  (Last year we brought you 12 months of fantastic workouts […]

Running Tips: Running With a Stroller

RUNNING TIPS: RUNNING WITH A STROLLER I’m on the second time around of running with a stroller now and it couldn’t be more different running with each of the boys as babies. Roman was high maintenance – he needed a lot of distraction and bribery to be able to run past about a 20 minute limit […]

50 Running Tips for Beginners

Sometimes I read running tips for beginners and think, ‘Wow, I wish I head known that when I first started running!’ and sometimes I read them and think, ‘Wow, I should really remember to do that now!’ 😉 Whether you’re just getting into running, coming back after a break, or you’re a long-time runner who […]

Running While Breastfeeding – Running Tips

I mentioned in my last marathon training update that since Baby T was ill, it meant all he wanted to do was nurse. One of the more frustrating things about being a mother runner is that when your babies are still babies, you’re not only at the mercy of their sleep schedule (and often your […]

Marathon Training: Building Base Mileage

Have you ever heard runners talking about  building base mileage up in preparation for training and wondered what that exactly meant? Or have you ever said you’re building your base, but if you were asked, probably wouldn’t be able to explain how? While I was out on a run last week, I was thinking about the […]

Running Tips: How to Become a Morning Runner

It’s easy to believe all the people you know who are just getting back from their run as you stumble bleary-eyed to the coffee maker are born morning people. If you took an informal poll of the runners in your life, though, I think it would surprise to you to find out there are a […]