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New Race: King of the Mountain 4k


WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2020  WHERE: Monte Sano State Park WAVES: Starting @ 8:00 am, Having groups of 25 people every 5 min  As one of our athletes put it “This is the Huntsville course record we didn’t know we nee...

Strength Training as a Runner: What is the Goal?


There are hundreds of strength training regimens that you can follow as a runner, but at the end of the day how do you choose what is going to be most effective for the purpose of being a better endurance athlete? We want to provide you with the c...

Things We Wish We Knew as New Runners


Anyone who has been running for a few years can distinctly remember mistakes they made in the early stages. We all have initial lessons we learned that now shape how we train, race and think. If we could go back and give some advice to our new run...

Dealing with the Racing Void


One of the hardest parts about having an empty racing schedule is dealing with the emotional aspect of training. Many have races that have a question mark next to them, and that can put us in an unfamiliar place. Some are operating in a maintenanc...

Handling Conditions with Respect: Summer Heat & Humidity


The first week or two of running in the heat can be fairly brutal. While for most, “adapting” takes about 10 days, it doesn’t mean that the body isn’t still working hard during high temps and humidity. In the South, we re...

10 Monumental Performances in American Distance Running History


As you can see on our event page, the Pirate Mileage Challenge was inspired by Steve Prefontaine, an American running idol in the 1970s. We wanted to take the time to reflect on what other historic performances have inspired our sport.  In no...

Motivation on Empty? Make the Most of Time at Home


In a time when many of us would normally be getting ready for some peak spring races or some of us would be day dreaming about fall start lines, all of us are now dealing with the “cancelled,”  “postponed” or “in...

RunningLane Athlete Highlight: Daniel Sillivant


Longtime RunningLane athlete, Daniel Sillivant let us know a bit more about his running history and background. Daniel has been one of the athlete's who has stayed honest and committed in this period of no racing during the Covid19 Pandemic. Betwe...

Injury Stubborn


It is easy for runners to be stubborn or be in denial about injury. Many have pushed through pain longer than they would like to admit. Sometimes it can be hard to differentiate between soreness and pain. While not every injury is experienced the ...

Coach Alana: Managing Transitions, a Lesson in Sport


Lessons in one sport are often teachable moments that can be opportunities for growth and understanding in another. Whether you observe or have played other sports, you probably have moments you look back on and realize it makes you a better runne...


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!