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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. 

Finding Motivation Without a Race in Sight

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Coach Alana: The Need for Speed

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Here on the RunningLane Blog we have talked about strides and their place in training, but we want to cover why it is important to never be too far removed from true speed work. Sometimes periodization in training is taken to the extreme, people v...

The Role of Single Leg Balance & Strength for Runners

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It is known that running is not a two-legged activity. Running is a series of single leg stances, and single leg propulsion. Often, weakness in stability during any phase of running can be the cause of injury. Single leg balance requires a great a...

What Your Watch Will Not Tell You

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In an era where our GPS watch has hundreds of features, we can easily become fixated on all these things that can give us so called data points as indicators of fitness and overall health. Though technology can be helpful and an aid to training. W...

RunningLane Athlete Highlight: Shannon Million

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This week we are highlighting our first athlete of 2020. Shannon Million had a huge 2019 and has already had a great start to 2020 with a new 10k PR! Shannon is an awesome example of bringing her entire family in on her running journey. She hopes ...

2019 RunningLane Wrap Up

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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 ...

Mariah

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!