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! 

Footwear Forward


Running is a pretty simple sport, with the proper shoes and some comfortable clothing you can pretty much take your sport anywhere. One of the keys to keeping the routine simple is having the right shoes. Your running shoes should be something tha...

Keeping Health, Fun and Speediness in a Balanced Race Schedule


Though RunningLane puts on events and does race timing, our primary job is to be the nerdiest most knowledgeable group of running coach geeks you know. We live for seeing our athletes find success at goal races, watching them improve and making su...

RunningLane Athlete Highlight: Andrea Kruszka


We love to brag on our RunningLane athletes and Andrea Kruszka is one that is easy to boast about. Beyond being a stellar athlete (Andrea ran a 1:23:04 half marathon this year in brutally cold temps!), she is a true inspiration. Last year Andrea w...

Coach Alana: Goals with an AND


I want to qualify for the Olympic trials... I want to make it to Boston… I want to qualify for State… I want to make the varsity team... While all these statements are acceptable goals to have they definitely fall short, and here i...

Do Treadmills Have a Place in My Training?


Whether you are a slave to the treadmill or view it as a torture device (aka the “dreadmill”) it is important to recognize that it does have a place in effective training. One of the most common questions we get as coaches is “Is...

Wild Thangs Trail Series


This week marks the kick off of our second year of the Wild Thangs Trail Series. If you didn’t get to participate last year, we want to let you know a little more about our summer series. There are 4 races total in the series with both short...

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...


I've been running since April of 2011, and I got into it mostly for weight loss purposes.  I quickly realized that I loved running and became interested in getting better and setting goals.  Each season brings different challenges, and I like being coached by people that coach me based on my personal goals, rather than a generic website that makes us all one type of runner.  RunningLane is perfect for runners seeking specific training tailored to their own personal goals.