Guide to Off-Season Training

Guide to Off-Season Training

Now that December is here, winter winds and snow are coming. For most runners, winter provides an optimal time to take a step back and evaluate your training program. Whether it’s completely taking a break from running or simply reducing your mileage and running easy...
The Finish Line is Just the Beginning

The Finish Line is Just the Beginning

The Finish Line is Just the Beginning – 3 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn from GOTR About four years ago, when I first signed up as a coach for Girls on the Run, I simply thought it would be a great volunteering opportunity. It still is to this day – but...
What’s next? 

What’s next? 

Recently, I had a grandfather of a high school runner ask me for some tips on what they could do during the off-season to improve. He told me about the kid’s fast times, goals of running in college, successes and frustrations. I told him congrats. Then I blindsided...
Top Five Holiday Gifts for Runners

Top Five Holiday Gifts for Runners

What to get the runner who has it all? Secret Santa running club ideas needed? Stocking stuffers for your favorite marathoner? Although picking out the perfect holiday gift for a loved one can be challenging, picking out the perfect holiday gift for the runner in your...
What a Weekend

What a Weekend

What a weekend! First off, I want to thank Chris Burch and the thousands of volunteers and staff that make the IMT Des Moines Marathon weekend what it is. The past couple of years it has been a great honor to be a part of this event and I can’t begin to thank everyone...