Every year we read about runners who are struck by cars, bitten by dogs, or physically attacked while running. In this episode Coach Angie shares important safety tips on how to be a defensive runner. 💪 Continue Reading →
Running and exercising in warmer weather tends to be more taxing on your body and requires more energy to remain cool.
Most running experts suggest performance impairments of between 1.6% and 3% in marathon times for every 10 degrees above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The exact ideal temperature (approximately 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit) is debatable and based also on humidity.
When you’re not acclimatized to running in heat, it takes even more effort to keep your running pace. This increases your risk of muscle cramping, bonking (hitting the wall), and/or being unable to maintain your goal pace (which leads to a longer finishing time). Continue Reading →
As daylight savings time draws near and the days grow shorter, you might find your late afternoon run turning into a night run, and for those training for a marathon this winter, your mileage is likely only increasing week by week.
Night runs can be hazardous in that visibility is limited for you, for drivers, and potentially for others on your running path. In order to stay safe, don’t miss these top tips: Continue Reading →
Bring on the beautiful fall weather! The crisp Autumn air, the golds, reds, and oranges of changing leaves, the cool weather perfect for running.
Fall seems to have it all when you’re a runner, but as the days shorten and the temperature drops, it’s important to keep these healthy and safety tips in mind: Continue Reading →
We recently moved to a new town and I’ve noticed that several runners in my area don’t seem to know which side of the road they’re supposed to run on.
I think sometimes that we get so comfortable on our running routes that we get lax about safely measures. In a day and age where there are more distracted or tired drivers out on the roads it’s really our responsibility to be defensive runners.
So, let’s talk about some ways you can protect yourself. Continue Reading →
Here’s a great question that came in from a fan in India who is dealing with daytime temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit).
Hi A&T, I am a big fan of your podcast. I started running in 2013. I have three running goals: 1. Run a half marathon under 2:00; 2. Run a full marathon under 5:00; 3. Run 2,000 KM in 2017! Last 2 months have been very hot in Pune, India (where I live) with daytime temperatures reaching 39 deg C. It is definitely impacting my pace and soreness. I wonder if a future podcast will talk about running in summer. Regards, -Milind
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Taking time to recover is absolutely essential if you want to get stronger and improve your fitness. During your speed work or long run (or even weight training session) you’re adding stress to your body systems which results in depleting energy levels, broken down muscle tissue, and stressed bones, tendons, and ligaments.
In the period post-workout (the recovery period), the body starts repairing itself so that you can come back stronger during your next run or workout if you do these seven things . . . Continue Reading →
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If you’ve been running for a while you may have faced the disappointment of having to miss a race due to injury or illness.
You may have been fighting injury over a long period of time and came to the realization that the race wasn’t going to be a good idea. Or you may have had an injury or illness that came out of nowhere.
In either case, it’s very hard to know when to skip or DNS (did not start) a race and deal with the disappointment of not being able to do something you’ve been training for and looking forward to.
Trevor faced this recently with what would have been marathon #10 at the Tupelo Marathon. A couple weeks before the race he started experiencing Achilles soreness, a lump, redness and discomfort.
This got progressively worse until he was feeling discomfort with every step. This is annoying for a 4 mile run but potentially dangerous during a marathon. Continue Reading →
A listener named Neisha sent in a great question recently. We read it on podcast episode #151 where I talk about my double marathon.
Hi Angie and Trevor – I have been an avid listener of your podcast from the beginning, and I still look forward to every podcast that comes out. My question is about marathon training for back to back races. This fall I am signed up for 2 half marathons and 3 full marathons (Marine Corps, Vegas, and Dallas). While I typically run 2 marathons every fall (in addition to shorter races), I am curious to know what you recommend for making my training most effective so that I can perform well in October, November and December marathons. Thank you! -Neisha
My answer . . . Continue Reading →
This post is inspired by my recent Leadville Trail Marathon which began at over 10,000 feet elevation and topped out at 13,185 feet.
We arrived in Breckenridge, Colorado, (9,600 feet) a couple days before the race and I could tell immediately that the air is a lot thiner than I’m used to. I struggled to run even a mile and climbing stairs left me out of breath.
Running at elevation can be tricky. Here’s how to do it safely. Continue Reading →
You may have heard my recap of the Lincoln Marathon, this episode will give you a frontseat look at how hot weather affected my race.
There have been a few notable races that were hot this year including the LA Marathon in March. Since it takes approximately 2 weeks of training in warmer conditions for your body to acclimate you may not have that much time to adjust pre-race.
Here’s what you can do: Continue Reading →
This is a very important question and I’ve thought about dedicating a whole podcast episode to this topic.
Well, lo and behold I was recently invited to speak about this on the Run Run Live podcast. A big thanks to Chris Russell for having me on the show! You can hear me on episode 4-308.
Chris sent over 10 really great questions about pregnancy and running that he wanted me to tackle during the interview.
Here are the answers I gave based on my own experience of running through two pregnancies and the science I’ve read on this topic. Continue Reading →