Discussion Board

Welcome to the RunningLane discussion board!  

Feel free to post your questions, thoughts, motivations, or personal stories for others to discuss.  Our coaches will monitor the board and try to give you feedback but we strongly encourage our community to also reach out to each other. 

Race directors: Please post any upcoming events with your city and registration information.

Warning: This is a PUBLIC board and may not always reflect the wishes or ideals of Progression Athletics Group.   If you post, please keep it clean or we'll remove you! 

Eagle Ridge Weekend Recap


  This weekend, we hosted the 2nd Annual Eagle Ridge 50k, half marathon and 5k at the beautiful Guntersville State Park. Guntersville State Park is a 6,000+ acre park with over 30 miles of single track trails. Lake Guntersville State ...

5 Steps Every Runner Should be Taking to Reduce Injury Risk


There is no secret potion to running health. If there was, you bet the creator would be a millionaire. Athletes and runners in particular happen to be quite unpleasant when their form of active stress relief is taken from them. If you deny this, a...

The power of consistency-How training is like investing


One of the great things about running is that it is truly a cumulative sport. What you do today impacts what happens tomorrow, and what you have done for the week influences what you can do for the month. This even has repercussions for what you a...

Taking it to the trails with Coach Justyna


If you are used to racing on the roads, trail running can be intimidating. It is a different type of running, requires a different kind of focus and even requires different shoes. As a trail and road junkie, Coach Justyna is an excellent source of...

Coach Alana: The Power of Team


Some of my most fond memories in the sport take me back to working out with a team in college. There was nothing better than a track day where the 800 runners through 10k girls were able to do a session together. Even though we had a range of abil...

Coach Alana: Keep On Track with your Running Resolutions


If you are like me, you have probably set a number of “running related” resolutions. If you are also like me you have probably made and broken those resolutions before. Now, I typically am not one to make a specific New Year’s re...

New to 2019, Free Weekend Long Runs!


 Let’s talk about how the long run can help increase the size and number of your Mitochondria…or maybe that will be a topic for another day because I just made you fall asleep reading that statement.   With the New Year s...

Tim Adams: Lessons From The Road


At the age of 46, and after 20 plus years of running, I have made every mistake in the book. Not surprisingly, I've suffered from my share of injuries and frustrations, and an embarrassing DNF at my first attempt to break 3 hours in the marathon o...

Tim Adams: Going The Distance With RunningLane


I'm passionate about running. I've run a number of marathons and read enough about the science of running to consider myself relatively knowledgeable about the physiology and science behind training and racing. Notice I did not say I am talented o...

Coach Will: Tempo Runs Part Two - Lactate Threshold


Tempo Runs Part Two: Lactate Threshold In my last blog post, I discussed the benefits of aerobic threshold and explained why it’s the foundational block for all anaerobic exercise. We discussed everything from the metabolic processes that t...


If this time last year someone would have said to me, "By April 2016 you'll have run 3 5Ks and will be running 15 miles every week (and enjoying it!)," I'd have laughed and made a joke about being chased by a scary clown. But, here I am, just finished my 3rd 5K with a time a little bit better than the last.  I'm really glad RunningLane encourages beginners. As someone who has never run or even been very athletic, it's nice to have guidance and a place to get my questions answered. Big thanks to my coach, Michael for setting me up with a program that I can stick with and challenges me.  My program is just that…mine.  It is tailored to my fitness level and ability and having someone to check in with each week keeps me accountable. It’s working!  In 14 weeks with my coach and RunningLane my BMI has dropped 5 points, my cholesterol went from over 200 to 165, and my resting heart rate has lowered because my heart is healthier and happier!  Thank you, RunningLane!