As the mornings get darker and the days get colder, it can sometimes be harder to get out the door to get a workout in. This is especially true after my fall races are over and as the holidays begin. Here are some of my tips for staying motivated to workout.
A taste of warmer weather in Maryland the past couple of weeks means runners are getting excited for the spring race season. Maybe you are just dusting off your running shoes and getting back to running after a winter break. Maybe you have been training for a few weeks and are gearing up for all the races you signed up for months ago. Here are some tips to prepare you for a strong and healthy season of spring running and racing
If you're training for a race or running just for kicks during the chilly months of the winter season, chances are you've had to tough out some uncomfortably cold runs. We've all heard the standard advice - wear layers, dress for temperatures slightly warmer than the real feel since you will warm up, etc. But, there are a few additional simple steps you can utilize as you gear up to brave running in the cold. From your head to your toes, these easy steps will make a big difference in how warm and comfortable you feel once you're out there.
Now that you’ve put in the training, the last two days before the race are all about smart preparation so you are ready to confidentially tackle your race of choice. The last two days are also usually when those nerves kick in and your mind starting running it’s own race – “what should I eat? Did I run enough miles?” These six steps will ease your mind and help ensure you do everything you can as we approach the starting line on Saturday, October 21st.