Mental Skills Training

So often when we approach training for an upcoming race or event, many of us put so much emphasis on the physical aspect of training. There is such a huge range of obstacles that can occur because of training or lack thereof: feeling unmotivated to run, not performing as you’d like to be, anticipation or worries about a particular race/event, etc. The list goes on…

Embracing Being Competitive as a Mid to Back of the Packer

When you hear the word “competitive” as it relates to being a runner, what do you think? I’d be willing to bet that you probably thought of professional runners, sub elites, those who are at the front of the pack in races that you attend, or men. And I’d be willing to bet that you’re not alone in this thinking.

Creating Your Own Training Plan Specific to Ultramarathons

I’ll start by stating that there is no one-size-fits-all training plan, however, having some foundation to start with can be very helpful. I also want to address that hiring a coach can also be a financial barrier for many, and to create inclusivity in the sport I believe making resources accessible for all is important.