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! 

A Constructive Response to a “Bad” Race


It is unavoidable.  Not every race, not every run, will be perfect.  But imperfection does not mean disastrous. And even disastrous does not mean world-bending or going down the path of “oh my goodness I’m so bad at this, why...

A Steeper Look at Hill Running


Wouldn’t it be nice if there were shortcuts to becoming a better runner?  How about having more toned muscles?  Stronger running form?  Fortunately, there’s a common thread to all of these. The caveat is that it entails ...

RunningLane Athlete Highlight: Craig Smith


Craig Smith has been with RunningLane and Coach Brandon since 2015. He is one of the most humble guys out there with a big heart for the running community and a pure love of the sport. Craig has had an impressive 2019 thus far. Craig was the 1st o...

Hitting the Reset: Downtime


The training cycle can be a difficult thing to navigate. Finding goal races, making sure you have time to recover in between your races, staying motivated to train, and keeping the body and mind feeling fresh are all challenging components to cons...

A Recovery Revelation


It is a critical time of year for many runners, some are coming off of spring marathons, big ultras, or the state track meet. While others are in the final preparation stages for a late spring goal race or the NCAA track meet. Regardless of what c...

Coach Alana: Why Would I Hire a Running Coach?


Normal person: “What do you do for a living?” Me: “I work for an online/in-person run coaching company”   NP: “ teach people to run…?” *cue odd look and slight moment of confusion Me: Kinda...

Beat the Heat: Tips for Summer Running


As we approach the hottest part of the year, being smart with your running takes on a whole new meaning. In order to give yourself the greatest chance of success in training, you must consider the factors of the summer. We have some go-to tips for...

RunningLane Athlete Highlight: Wonda Abbott


Wonda Abbott has been with us since 2016. It has been a joy to have Wonda and her family as part of our RunningLane community. She is an amazing example of someone who has brought her entire family together on the running journey. 2019 has been ...

What it Takes to Qualify for Boston in 2020


Right on Hereford, Left on Boylston and four blocks to run to the finish This route is something only a handful of runners ever get to do. Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is one of the more prestigious accomplishments in the running community....

A Viewers Guide to Boston 2019


In a week, over 30,000 runners take to the streets in Boston from Hopkinton to Copley Square. Over 500,000 spectators will watch runners affiliated with charities, Boston qualifiers and elite runners battle their way over 26.2 miles. The Boston ma...

Brandon York

When I finished my collegiate cross-country and track career, I felt burned out and unmotivated to continue running. As a result, I quit running for over 2 years and, as expected, lost a lot of conditioning during that time. I was out of shape. Eventually, when I decided to start running again, I needed a coach and motivation. Enter the guys from My coach Will lit the fire in me to get fast again! In a little over 2 years time, he took me from a high school level fitness to beating my college PRs in the 5k and 10k and even running well in longer races like 15k and 10 miles. With his guidance, I now have a realistic chance of qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials!

I firmly believe that this team at can do the same for you - whether your goal is to take down old PRs, win your age group at a local 5k, or be competitive on a national level.  They’re the best.