Category Archives: Friday Five

5 Reasons to Run Laughlin (You’ll Want to Check out the Last One!)

A few months ago I signed up for the Laughlin Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. (Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!) This race will be taking place in Nevada (and Arizona!). I’m so excited about this awesome racecation I will be taking in December (you should read this post!). We are about 4 months away from the race, and I am starting to get super excited with my training and my…

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5 Tips for Running in the Heat

Because training through the summer can not only be grueling, but down right dangerous, today’s Friday Five with Courtney, Cynthia and Mar  includes some tips from Jeff Galloway about dealing with the heat! 5 Tips for Running in the Heat 1. Slow down by 30 sec/mile (20 sec/km) for every 5F temperature increase above 55-60F (every 2.5C above 14C). 2. More frequent walk breaks during hot weather can lower body temperature increase.  If you used to run 3 minutes between walk breaks, run only 90 seconds (walk 30 seconds)…

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5 Ways to Run Faster

Happy May! It is officially racing season! I have a bunch of races lined up, and I am training for the Laughlin Half Marathon and Marine Corps Marathon later this year. In addition to getting in more miles, I need to work on speed! My PR time for a half marathon is 2:22:08 at the Heritage Half in 2013. Maybe because it was only my second half marathon ever, maybe it was because it was my first race in the rain, but something needs to…

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4 Ways to Energize Your Day & Clear Your Brain

As a blogger for Jeff Galloway, I get sent tips from time to time. For today’s Friday Five (which I am going to turn into Friday Four for today) hosted by Courtney, Cynthia and Mar, I will share ways to energize your day and clear your brain! Four Ways To Energize Your Day & Clear Your Brain By Olympian Jeff Galloway (and commentary by me!) www.RunInjuryFree.com It’s natural to become focused on the big things in life, and worry about outside forces, building stress.  A few simple lifestyle adjustments can…

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5 Disney Racecations | Friday Five

This week’s Friday Five Link-Up topic (hosted by  Courtney, Cynthia and Mar) is 5 Trips to Take. Today I will share a bit about 5 Disney racecations that I have taken! 5 Disney Racecations Of course my racecations took place at Disney! There is just something magical about visiting Disney AND running! Running in costume is encouraged, and there are tons of character stops (a great time to take a quick breather!)  🙂 Expedition Everest Challenge Weekend The first racecation that I did  was back in 2013. I hadn’t been running…

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