Active moms! Collecting your best tips & tricks for exercise while pregnant and postpartum!

Runner and active moms! I need your help! I'm in search of your best advice to new moms or newly pregnant women who are active, and are hoping to stay that way! I have my own list of good practices, but I would LOVE to hear from you about what worked for you (or didn't …

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How do you choose a race?

I recently sent out a survey asking for information on how people have enjoyed their recent races. Findings from that survey (which is still open!) are: Most popular months to race: 1) September, 2) August, 3) October Least favorite month to race: 1) January, 2) February, 3) March Most popular distance to race: Marathon & Ultras …

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Race Experience Data Visualization – I need your data!

Runners! I write here mostly about running, however, a huge part of me is also a data scientist. Geologist by training, I now run a software company, Think Ubiquitous. We make modular data analytic software packages for all kinds of purposes: many have to do with hydrology, geology, and natural resources, but also look at …

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Summer Running!

It’s hot outside! Many runners are beginning or are in the midst of training for fall marathons and races, and bringing more miles into training when in the midst of summer heat and humidity can present a challenge to new and experienced athletes alike.  My top four tips to keep the you mind and body …

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Looking at your first race this spring or summer?

I was so glad to talk with the folks at SuperFeet about running your first marathon. Check out these tips and get ready for spring and summer racing!

Spring running!

If you’re like me, the longer days and warmer temperatures have me itching to be outside and running.  Spring races are popping up on the calendar left and right, and the long-term thinkers are outlining their fall marathon schedules. Spring is an awesome time to be training - we’re out of the icy, dark months …

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January = Cold(s)

January has been cold for me. As in, one cold after another. It’s hard to avoid illness with two small children who seem to pick up every germ around from friends, school, and play school. While our house has happily avoided major illness, these smaller, but still vicious and surprisingly long-lived sicknesses keep me on …

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The Training Journal Part 4: Training Troubleshooting & Goal Setting

As we round out our 4 part training journal focus, and, as we approach the end of the year, it is common to use this time not only in holiday excitement, but also as a period to look back over the year, find highs and lows in our athletics, professions, and lives. We have in …

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The Training Journal Part 3: Motivation & Confidence

One of the less obvious but most powerful reasons to keep a training journal is the motivation that can be derived from the journal.  Both the practice of physically writing down your hard work, and the later reflection back upon this compiled work you've done are wonderful confidence builders. Many of us have busy lives, …

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The Training Journal Part 2: Beginning Training Analysis

The goal of tracking and monitoring your training data and results is to increase your training effectiveness and efficiency. Over the past 2 weeks, you've hopefully been getting into the habit of entering your training into your journal. With (potentially) just two weeks of entry, you can already begin to see valuable information about your …

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