Runners Blog

Coach Casey · August 17, 2020

The Marathon: The Magic of 26.2!

Over decades, if not centuries, of recorded competition, the marathon has become the preeminent race distance for endurance athletes. How often, as a runner, have you chatted with someone who learns that you run and immediately asks, “Have you run a marathon?” There’s a certain amount of clout and pride that comes with completing 26.2 […]

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Coach Casey · August 10, 2020

Best of the Best: Race Results – USA Quarantine 2020

Restrictions on races, gatherings, and training haven’t stopped some of the country’s and world’s greatest runners from producing incredible race results over the past 5 months. Teams and elite coaches have found creative ways to not only continue their training and development but use their time wisely to “compete” and keep their skills sharp in […]

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Coach Casey · August 3, 2020

Treat Yo’ Self: 8 Easy and Tasty Running Treats!

Y’all deserve a treat! Pre run or post run, or even on a day when you don’t run, take care of your body and soul with some healthy, easy, delicious running treats. These recipes are great for runners, can be made easily and provide all the necessary fuel, macro- and micronutrients that you’ll need each […]

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Coach Casey · July 27, 2020

Running Motivation: 5 Tips to Stay Motivated

Whether the hot summers, the cold winters, the busy daily/weekly schedules, or the current uncertainty of normalcy, there’s a need for runners to find an extra burst of motivation throughout their training. Keeping your intrinsic (internal/personal) running motivation high is key, especially when extrinsic running motivation (external, i.e. race results, awards, recognition) becomes uncertain or […]

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Coach Casey · July 20, 2020

Running Outside vs. the Treadmill

Whether to avoid the heat, the cold, inclement weather, or simply due to schedule and access, more and more runners find themselves logging significant mileage on treadmills. Nowadays, facing health concerns and the necessity of social distancing, treadmill running has continued to gain popularity among former “road warriors” of running. So what are the differences […]

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Coach Casey · July 13, 2020

Half Marathon Tapering: 6 Key Tips!

As you prepare for that next, or first, awesome half marathon race you want to be sure that your body is primed for performance! That priming requires the all-important half marathon tapering period. This period ranges between 2-4 weeks and leads you into your race feeling fit, fresh, fast, and ready to hit those race […]

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Coach Casey · July 6, 2020

THE Half Marathon Training Plan!

Getting ready for a summer or fall half marathon race? There’s a lot to think about as you prepare for your first or next half marathon. Whether you’ll be racing virtually or training long-term for the return of road races, you need to have a plan. Whether your goal is to just finish or to […]

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Coach Casey · June 29, 2020

Running Quotes: 14 Epic Quotes to Keep You Moving!

Inspiring, educational, motivational, and oh-so true. Running quotes from some of history’s most successful and engaging runners can be exactly what we need to hear in order to make it out the door for our run/workout or to keep our legs moving when things get tough in a race. Whether we repeat these phrases and […]

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Coach Casey · June 22, 2020

Half Marathon Training: 5 Key Workouts!

The half marathon is quickly becoming one of the most popular road race distances in the world! In 2018 the half marathon was the second most popular race distance behind only the 5K. According to a report by the IAAF and RunRepeat.com approximately 2.1 million runners participated in half marathon races in 2018. An ASTOUNDING […]

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Justin Horneker · June 19, 2020

RUNNER: A Movie Review by Charge

Runner Directed by Bill Gallagher Guor Mading Maker is a runner. More than that, he’s a fighter, a survivor, an Olympian, and a man who represents hope for an entire country.  Runner is the story of one man’s journey from Sudanese refugee to Olympian. However, that synopsis undersells just how powerful Guor’s journey truly is. […]

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