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We love to use this page to discuss current running world events and races, share information and highlight people in the RunningLane community! Feel free to ask questions, make comments and use this page as an open discussion. 

10 Monumental Performances in American Distance Running History


As you can see on our event page, the Pirate Mileage Challenge was inspired by Steve Prefontaine, an American running idol in the 1970s. We wanted to take the time to reflect on what other historic performances have inspired our sport.  In no...

Motivation on Empty? Make the Most of Time at Home


In a time when many of us would normally be getting ready for some peak spring races or some of us would be day dreaming about fall start lines, all of us are now dealing with the “cancelled,”  “postponed” or “in...

RunningLane Athlete Highlight: Daniel Sillivant


Longtime RunningLane athlete, Daniel Sillivant let us know a bit more about his running history and background. Daniel has been one of the athlete's who has stayed honest and committed in this period of no racing during the Covid19 Pandemic. Betwe...

Injury Stubborn


It is easy for runners to be stubborn or be in denial about injury. Many have pushed through pain longer than they would like to admit. Sometimes it can be hard to differentiate between soreness and pain. While not every injury is experienced the ...

Coach Alana: Managing Transitions, a Lesson in Sport


Lessons in one sport are often teachable moments that can be opportunities for growth and understanding in another. Whether you observe or have played other sports, you probably have moments you look back on and realize it makes you a better runne...

The Risks of Going to the Well


Why nailing a workout doesn’t always mean exceeding expectations   One of the intriguing parts about our sport is the ability to gain data from repeated workloads and compare past and current performance. However, this makes it ...

Finding Motivation Without a Race in Sight


Training when your spring racing schedule just went to the wayside can be a little challenging. We have seen a mix of responses in regards to what their spring season now looks like. We have seen everything from extra enthusiasm to train, to anger...

Managing a cancelled race and racing schedules during the COVID-19


As an event management company, timing company and coaching company, we face the challenge of managing events and our own athletes in some times of uncertainty. While we don’t have the perfect answer, our goal is to provide some perspective ...

3 Common Foam Rolling Mistakes


While there are many recovery tools out there for runners, the foam roller is perhaps the most commonly used. It is typical for runners to feel like they have a deep and personal relationship with their foam roller. Though foam rolling is an excel...

Coach Will: Racing Mindset


In coaching we face two very important challenges. First, the X's and O's of training are important to make sure an athlete is getting the right workouts at the right time. Secondly, and perhaps even more challenging, is catering to the mental sid...


My coach, Brandon, has really motivated me to get into shape.  He gave me a simple walking plan and eventually I was jogging!  I was able to work into my busy schedule....and with two kids and working full-time, that is a hard thing to do.  Over time I’ve been able to go longer distances and I am looking forward to doing my first 5K this spring.  Thank You RunningLane!!!!