Hill repeats are an excellent way for runners to build strength and improve their speed. Hills make us better runners. Hills are our friends! Often times a marathon is advertised as "flat" as a reason to register. But some of the best marathons are the hilly ones. The hillier marathons are usually the most beautiful. Embrace the hills by preparing for them! Yet hill workouts aren’t just for Continue Reading
Fit Tip Friday: All About the Tempo Run
I haven't posted a Fit Tip Friday in awhile, but since I'm back in marathon training again, I thought I might try to start them up again! Today I'm sharing everything I know about the "tempo run." If you're experienced runner, this is nothing earth-shattering, just general information about a tempo workout and why it's useful. What is a tempo run? A tempo run is a faster-paced workout often Continue Reading
Friday Five: Last Minute Tips For The Marathon
Five Last Minute Tips For the Marathon You've done the training. You've made it this far. Now it's race day. Now it's time for the fun! But before the excitement and fun of the actual marathon, I have one last post with some tips for race day. The Twin Cities Marathon is this Sunday (as well as the Portland Marathon and the Chicago Marathon, I have friends running in both of those. Continue Reading
What to Wear on Race Day!
Are you training for a fall marathon? Maybe you're doing the Twin Cities Marathon (one of my favorites!) Portland? Milwaukee? Chicago? Berlin? Richmond? Steam town? There are so many great fall marathons to choose from. Maybe you're joining me at Big Cottonwood this Saturday (if so, please comment here so we can connect in Utah!) If you are running a fall race, you might be starting to Continue Reading
Fit Tip Friday: Why Runners Should Try a Barre Class
If you have been reading the Right Fits for awhile, you know that I'm a fan of barre classes. I think they are a great workout for both runners and non-runners a like. Yet there are a lot of reasons why you should try a barre class if you are a runner. With their focus on strengthening core, butt, and thighs, barre classes might just be what the doctor ordered to prevent running injuries. In Continue Reading
Fit Tip Friday: Are Pedicures Okay For Runners?
A lot of you have completed your fall marathons (TCM, Chicago, Steamtown, Milwaukee, any others? Please tell me!) If so, congrats!I'm still here trucking along with my training for the Outer Banks Marathon on November 9th. In fact, this was my "peak" week of training. Training's going just fine but I'm going to be honest with you here, my feet have definitely looked better. Now, I have seen Continue Reading
Fit Tip Friday: Tips for Dealing With Chafing When Running…
Let's talk about chafing, shall we? Fun, right? More like EW. And ouch! But it's a real issue for runners- male, female, fast, slow, big, small. Chafing can affect us all! Chafing does not discriminate. Let's start with the WHY. Why does chafing happen? Basically its caused by repeated motion- that motion being skin rubbing against skin or skin rubbing against fabric. It can Continue Reading