Live racing is back!!! It has been 21 months…that is how long it has been since I have been able to be surrounded by our running community for a live half marathon!
I just ran the 2021 Cheshire half marathon and just needed to share my thoughts about racing and where we stand as a running community since the pandemic began.
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
In this episode, I will share my thoughts about our summer cohort of team of healthy runners, my personal race and where it fits in my running journey, and my thoughts about our running community and the future of racing.
Here are the previous blogs and podcast episodes I mentioned in this episode:
Episode 50- Training Cycles:
Episode 27- How to Run in the Summer Heat:
Episode 72- What Pace You Should Run:
Episode 76- How to Find Your Mental Edge:
Episode 80- Running Gear:
I hope you enjoy this week’s content and that you’re just as excited for live races to be back as I am!
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Would you like to run a marathon this fall to SPARK Back to LIVE races?…
Do you want to run strong and feel good?
Are you getting frustrated with your knee or ankle pain and worried you won’t be able to train?
Are you afraid to go to your doctor or PT because you don’t want them to tell you to stop running?
If you answered YES to any (or all) of these questions then you are in luck because I have 2 slots available for my high touch SPARK Back coaching program to crush a fall marathon.
So whether you are running New York, Boston, Chicago, Hartford or your local marathon, I am here to guide you along the way as your personal running PT and coach!
However, you must act quick because my calendar has been filling up and we need to start your 16 week training block in mid June!
Let’s get you feeling good and running strong!
Schedule your strategy call with me as you running coach and physical therapist to see if you are a good fit for how I help runners crush their running goals and become life long injury free runners!
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Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
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