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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. 

2019 RunningLane Wrap Up


While the Strava Running Community is tallying up their 2019 mileage, we are reflecting on our 2019 as a business. 2019 has been a big year for us. We’ve had new training programs, new community runs, new races, new athletes and hundreds of ...

Why Don't East African Runners Dominate on the Trails?


By -- Brandon Mader, MS@MaderTheFist One day a discussion surfaces in a major ultra-running group online, with a provocative question at the center: If African distance runners jumped into trail racing, would they dominate the world elites in a s...

RunningLane Athlete Highlight: Scott Smith


We love to brag on our athletes. We couldn’t get to the end of 2019 without mentioning Scott Smith. Scott has had a heck of a running journey that started in 2016. He has taken to the roads and trails, set some big PRs this year and finished...

Places to Run Huntsville: Aldridge Creek Greenway


We love our growing Huntsville Greenway system. The Huntsville area currently has over 73 miles worth of trails and greenways. By 2023 the city has budgeted for approximately 44 more miles worth of greenway. As we continue to move through our R...

RunningLane Athlete Highlight: Kylie Korsnack


RunningLane athlete Kylie Korsnack has had a spectacular 2019. She has set a load of personal best performances this fall. Recently Kylie ran a BIG PR of 1:22:19 half marathon (that is 6:17 pace!) at the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marat...

Marathon Fueling Guidelines


Fueling for 26.2 miles can be an intimidating task. At this distance, it is not just about the preparation of your legs. One must also have a nutrition strategy dialed in. We want to provide some basic guidelines that you can use towards your own ...

Recovery Runs


Recovery mileage is perhaps one of the least talked about subjects but the bulk of our weekly mileage. In a world where we are data driven to the extreme, it makes sense to talk about what we are doing the majority of time in our training. So what...

Places to Run Huntsville: John Hunt Cross Country Park


John Hunt Cross Country Park  This September, the City of Huntsville opened up the newly redone John Hunt Cross Country Park. This is not just any cross country course, but it is one of the premier running spots in Alabama. This was no short...

Racing Shoes: How Footwear Makes a Difference


Just two weeks back, we all sat amazed at watching not only the first man break 2 hours in the marathon but also the women’s world record going down after 16 years. One common factor in both performances was the type of racing shoe both athl...

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.