For the longest time I thought working with a coach was for “real” athletes, not a middle-of-the-pack runner like myself.
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I was in the middle of hill repeats and had been feeling pretty low. My motivation for running was in a slump, even though I was training for an upcoming race.
One week out from my first 50 mile attempt and I still wasn’t over the annoying itch on the back of my arm where a wasp had stung me on the course. I also wasn’t over the sting of not finishing the race.
‘Tis the season of gift-giving…to family, friends, running buddies and yourself! We have spent the year reviewing amazing running gear and adventure essentials, so it only felt right to bring together some of our favorites in a gift guide for the year. Below you’ll find some of our favorite things and why we love them.
Hunting season is in full swing and will continue in many states until the end of November, and in other states for a few months longer. Many trail runners take this time period off in order to avoid safety concerns. This is not strictly necessary.
Jennifer and I are M-powered runners (Midpack, Middle-Aged, Midwest Moms). We met at a 100 mile race a few years ago and discovered that we lived not too far away from each other. We also have a similar, somewhat flexible schedule.