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Heather Hart |  Ultramarathon & Trail Running Coach - Relentless Forward Commotion
The days are shorter, the nights (and mornings) are cooler. And those wet leaves on the road? They are slippery. Ready or not, the seasons are changing. It's time to revisit our Fall running safety tips. Running A Mile, Running Workouts, Running Tips, Fun Workouts, Marathon Tips, Half Marathon Training, Running Quotes, Running Motivation, Training Plan

5 Autumn Running Safety Tips

The days are shorter, the nights (and mornings) are cooler. And those wet leaves on the road? They are slippery. Ready or not, the seasons are changing. It's time to revisit our Fall running safety tips.

One of the emotional lows that I have seen in clients is dealing with a spouse or other loved one who is unsupportive of their running journey. The lack of support can come in a number of forms, from simple refusal to acknowledge the importance of running in the runner’s life, to instilling self doubt in the runner, to downright resentment over the time spent training and racing. Here are 5 tips to help you deal with family Ultra Marathon Training, Race Training, Training Plan, Running Training, Running Workouts, Running Tips, Fun Workouts, Half Marathon Tips, Runner Problems

What to Do When Your Loved Ones Don't Support Your Running

One of the emotional lows that I have seen in clients is dealing with a spouse or other loved one who is unsupportive of their running journey. The lack of support can come in a number of forms, from simple refusal to acknowledge the importance of running in the runner’s life, to instilling self doubt in the runner, to downright resentment over the time spent training and racing. Here are 5 tips to help you deal with family

In my professional opinion, core strengthening exercise are some of the most important, yet most undervalued exercises in the running world.  A strong core – which includes not just your abdominal muscles, but also your hips, glutes, and lower back – can not only help prevent injuries, but can make you a stronger, more efficient, faster runner that can run longer before experiencing fatigue.  Here is a great no equipment necessary core strengthening workout for runners to get you started! Running Workouts, Running Tips, Fun Workouts, Core Workouts, Runners Core Workout, Start Running, Running Humor, Running Training, Core Workout Routine

No Equipment Necessary Core Strengthening Workout for Runners

In my professional opinion, core strengthening exercise are some of the most important, yet most undervalued exercises in the running world. A strong core – which includes not just your abdominal muscles, but also your hips, glutes, and lower back – can not only help prevent injuries, but can make you a stronger, more efficient, faster runner that can run longer before experiencing fatigue. Here is a great no equipment necessary core strengthening workout for runners to get you started!

Even with the best of intentions, you may be making some common non-running mistakes that can actually hinder - instead of help - your running progress.  Don't sabotage your training! Be aware of these 5 non-running mistakes. Benefits Of Strength Training, Strength Training For Runners, Running For Beginners, Running Tips, Training Plan, Marathon Training, Proper Running Form, Half Marathon Tips, Best Of Intentions

5 Non - Running Mistakes that may be Hindering Your Running Progress

Even with the best of intentions, you may be making some common non-running mistakes that can actually hinder - instead of help - your running progress. Don't sabotage your training! Be aware of these 5 non-running mistakes.

Are aches and pains while tapering for a race indicative of injury, or are they all in a runner's head?  Are your race day goals doomed, or is this normal?  Coach Heather here to help ease your mind...  #Run #Running #Marathon #Ultramarathon #Halfmarathon Running Injuries, Running Workouts, Running Tips, Half Marathon Training Plan, Marathon Running, Race Training, Running Training, Marathon Taper, Running For Beginners

Aches and Pains While Tapering for a Race: Why Do I Suddenly Hurt?

Are aches and pains while tapering for a race indicative of injury, or are they all in a runner's head? Are your race day goals doomed, or is this normal?

Often I have runners ask me if it's OK to do the majority of their training on a treadmill, rather than outside on the road or on trails.  Treadmills are definitely a great tool when  utilized properly...but they also have a few downsides as well. Let's explore 10 pros Running On Treadmill, Treadmill Workouts, Running Workouts, Fun Workouts, Half Marathon Tips, Half Marathon Training, Running Hills, Trail Running, Lower Leg Muscles

10 Pros & Cons of Running on a Treadmill

Often I have runners ask me if it's OK to do the majority of their training on a treadmill, rather than outside on the road or on trails. Treadmills are definitely a great tool when utilized properly...but they also have a few downsides as well. Let's explore 10 pros

Running is inherently GOOD for our bodies. That said, there is a laundry list of minor maladies that may pop up from time to time, leaving new runners wondering what the heck is happening to their body.  Among the list of unexpected concerns I often hear from newer runners is “why do my hands swell when I run”?  Let's dig deeper... Running Injuries, Running Workouts, At Home Workouts, Running Gear, Marathon Tips, Half Marathon Training, Running Quotes, Running Motivation, Training Plan

Why Do My Hands Swell When I Run?

Running is inherently GOOD for our bodies. That said, there is a laundry list of minor maladies that may pop up from time to time, leaving new runners wondering what the heck is happening to their body. Among the list of unexpected concerns I often hear from newer runners is “why do my hands swell when I run”? Let's dig deeper...

Ladies: we all know how we feel the first few days of our period (typically: not good).  But how does that actually affect our running, on a physiological level?  The answer might surprise you.  In this article, we dive into the science, hormones, and other fun facts about menstrual cycles and running. Running Workouts, Running Tips, Fun Workouts, Trail Running, Training Plan, Running Training, Marathon Tips, Marathon Training, Taboo Topics

How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Running

Ladies: we all know how we feel the first few days of our period (typically: not good). But how does that actually affect our running, on a physiological level? The answer might surprise you. In this article, we dive into the science, hormones, and other fun facts about menstrual cycles and running.

What is deep vein thrombosis, and why are endurance athletes, such as runners,  at risk?  Know the signs and symptoms of this potentially deadly condition, also known as DVT. Running Injuries, Running Workouts, Running Tips, Trail Running, Fun Workouts, Ultra Marathon Training, Marathon Tips, Running For Beginners, Workout Music

Deep Vein Thrombosis & Runners: Know the Deadly Risks of DVT

What is deep vein thrombosis, and why are endurance athletes, such as runners, at risk? Know the signs and symptoms of this potentially deadly condition, also known as DVT.

Are you are looking for some “real” food endurance fuel alternatives to standard gels, drinks, and chews? Perhaps the sticky gels or sugary drinks just aren’t for you. Or maybe then send your stomach into a rebellious state, taking the focus away from your actual running.  You aren't alone.  Here are 7 real food endurance fuel alternatives for runners and other endurance athletes. Marathon Tips, Marathon Training, Marathon Nutrition, Triathlon Training, Runners Food, Foods For Runners, Runner Diet, Vegan Runner, Marathon Motivation

Ditch the Gels: 7 Real Food Endurance Fuel Alternatives for Runners

Are you are looking for some “real” food endurance fuel alternatives to standard gels, drinks, and chews? Perhaps the sticky gels or sugary drinks just aren’t for you. Or maybe then send your stomach into a rebellious state, taking the focus away from your actual running. You aren't alone. Here are 7 real food endurance fuel alternatives for runners and other endurance athletes.

GPS watches and runners go hand in hand.  It's rare to see a runner NOT sporting one on their wrist.  But as a runner, do you really NEED a GPS watch?  And can they do more harm than good?  Let's weight the pros and cons of GPS watches. Running Watch, Running Gear, Girl Running, Running Training, Marathon Training, Training Plan, Strength Training, Half Marathon Tips, Gps Watches

The Pros & Cons of GPS Watches for Runners

GPS watches and runners go hand in hand. It's rare to see a runner NOT sporting one on their wrist. But as a runner, do you really NEED a GPS watch? And can they do more harm than good? Let's weight the pros and cons of GPS watches.

Hey you, runner constantly talking down about yourself or pretending you defy the rules of exercise science. Yeah, you. I hear you saying things like: “I’m not fast enough. I’ll never be able to do that. That limp is nothing, it’ll go away if I run through it.” As a coach and fellow runner myself, I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong. These are just a few examples of running lies you’ve got to stop telling yourself. And here’s why Training Plan, Marathon Training, Strength Training, Running For Beginners, Running Tips, Physical Adaptations, Half Marathon Tips, Life Happens, Running Motivation

7 Running Lies You Need to Quit Telling Yourself

Hey you, runner constantly talking down about yourself or pretending you defy the rules of exercise science. Yeah, you. I hear you saying things like: “I’m not fast enough. I’ll never be able to do that. That limp is nothing, it’ll go away if I run through it.” As a coach and fellow runner myself, I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong. These are just a few examples of running lies you’ve got to stop telling yourself. And here’s why

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: running changes lives. It changed mine. If you are reading this, chances are running changed your life too.  For those of us in love with the sport, running has given us so many gifts, both physical and emotional, that they are almost too lengthy to list.  But what have you given back to running?  Here are 8 ways you can show your appreciation and give back to the running community, starting today! Running A Mile, Running Workouts, Running Tips, Fun Workouts, Trail Running, Half Marathon Tips, Half Marathon Training, Marathon Running, Running Quotes

8 Ways to Give Back to the Running Community

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: running changes lives. It changed mine. If you are reading this, chances are running changed your life too. For those of us in love with the sport, running has given us so many gifts, both physical and emotional, that they are almost too lengthy to list. But what have you given back to running? Here are 8 ways you can show your appreciation and give back to the running community, starting today!

As a running coach and former running store employee, my general observation has been that probably 75% of runners wear the wrong running shoe, and don't know it.  Unfortunately, probably half of those people were (or are) experiencing some sort of pain or discomfort associated with being in the wrong shoe.  So without further ado, let’s discuss the top 5 running shoe mistakes I often see runners make. Best Running Shoes, Running Gear, Running Workouts, Running Sneakers, Running Club, Running Trainers, Yoga Workouts, Workout Routines, Weight Lifting Shoes

5 Common Running Shoe Mistakes You Could Be Making Right Now.

As a running coach and former running store employee, my general observation has been that probably 75% of runners wear the wrong running shoe, and don't know it. Unfortunately, probably half of those people were (or are) experiencing some sort of pain or discomfort associated with being in the wrong shoe. So without further ado, let’s discuss the top 5 running shoe mistakes I often see runners make.

Have you considered how to recovery properly from a half-marathon? This is so important after running a race. Here are some tips for half-marathon recovery. Half Marathon Recovery, Half Marathon Tips, Running Half Marathons, Half Marathon Training, Marathon Running, Running Songs, Running Humor, Running Workouts, Running Tips

How To Recover Properly From a Half-Marathon • Mile By Mile

Have you considered how to recovery properly from a half-marathon? This is so important after running a race. Here are some tips for half-marathon recovery.

Summer running can be a humbling, frustrating experience. But you can adapt! Here are 10 ways to survive running in the heat and humidity this summer. Running Humor, Running Workouts, Running Tips, Gym Humor, Running Routine, Road Running, Trail Running, Training Plan, Running Training

Summer Running: 10 Ways to Survive the Heat & Humidity

Summer running can be a humbling, frustrating experience. But, with patience and time, you can adapt - and maybe even enjoy - running in the summertime. Here are 10 ways to survive running in the heat and humidity this summer.