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 starting, we want to bring some new things to the table. The long run is definitely not a new idea; however, an organized long run day is something we believe can benefit the Huntsville/Madison running community...and their mitochondria.


At RunningLane, we would like to make the weekend long run a community event. We want this to be an opportunity for runners of all ages and ability to join together in community and passion to get some miles in. Each week we would like to post a route or routes that we can run together. You can cut them short, add on or do whatever distance meets your current health or training needs. Bring a friend, meet some people, get your miles in and refuel with some good coffee and brunch after. It is as simple as that. As runners, we know that setting the alarm for a long run day can either be a dreaded experience or a moment to look forward to. Let’s reset our attitudes to where the long run is the favorite day of the training week.


Our plan is to make route maps on Strava, which we will share on our Facebook page. We will share these routes so that everyone feels comfortable moving at their own pace. We would like to start at different locations each week so that we can be more inclusive to runners who live in different areas of the city or county. For the winter, we will be starting at 6:30 am.


When: Saturday, January 12, 6:30 am.

Where: Big Spring Park in front of The Cozy Cow

Distance: 6 and 12 mi routes


We would love more ideas on where to start our group runs from. Comment below if you have any suggestions!

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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Will Christian

I was a 2:27 marathoner that seemed to have hit the ceiling. It seemed that I couldn't break that time. I ran a 2:20 marathon this past fall and a big reason for that success was due to coaching and guidance. Coaching is like having a second set of eyes on a problem.

As an active duty service member we are taught "Attention to Detail." I was focusing on my stronger attributes while neglecting my weaker ones. My personal coach pointed a few things out and changed a few of my workouts and like magic; I smashed my PR in the marathon.