30 Hard Miles
I'm working through some planar fasciitis in my right foot. I'm managing to get my miles in, but not the really long ones that I had hoped for. I ran a lot of back-to-back runs; 15 on Saturday, and 12 on Sunday, and so on.
Chronicles of the 2012 Michigan North Country Trail Run
The challenge came about a year ago, "I'll run the full trail marathon, if you run the 50 mile ultra marathon". This challenge came from Jeanette, one of my Recliner to Runner 5k Program graduates.
"The Recliner to Runner Program has helped me stop the trend of laziness! I can actually run without being out of breath or exhausted! After having my third child losing weight was extremely hard. My figure is starting to form back with only five weeks of being in the program. I've lost eight pounds!"
Kathi H. – Illinois
RunWell Coaching is excited to announce the expansion of our current coaching business to include a RUNNING SPECIALTY RETAIL STORE AND COACHING CENTER in Edwardsville, Illinois! RunWell carries the highest quality running shoes, apparel and accessories for the road and trail runner, the fun runner, experienced ultra-marathoner, and every runner in between. We know what runners want - the right shoes, apparel and gear for your biomechanics, distance, terrain, and climate! At RunWell, you will receive a thorough form analysis, as well as foot type and pronation; including video capture of the foot motion on the treadmill. Additionally, we want to know your training and racing goals before selecting appropriate footwear for you! Your goals are our goals!
Each week, RunWell holds FREE seminars in the coaching center, open to the community. The seminars are presented by experts in their field and relevant to runners.
June 22, 2013 @ 5:00PM - Self-Defense & Personal Safety. We care about you. Regardless of whether you run alone or with a friend it's always a good idea to know a few self-defense techniques. How to stand so that you can't be pushed over as easily. Learn mental and physical techniques to play an active part in your own rescue!
June 29, 2013 @ 9:00AM - KT Tape Demonstration. Not just for runners! Learn to tape any injury for targeted pain relief.
July 6, 2013 @ 9:00AM - Shoe Lace Clinic. Tongue sliding to the side and creating pressure points? Shoes pressing on toe nails? Need more room in the toe box? Learn a variety of ways to tie your shoes to make the shoes you love even more comfortable!
July 20, 2013 @ 8:00AM - Orienteering! Fun for the whole family! Using your navigational skills (along with your map and compass), navigate from point to point to locate the predetermined coordinates. No special skills required! Make your way through the series of check points identified on the map. The route you choose is up to you!
And MORE! Shin Splint Seminar, Nutrition, Form & Gait Analysis, Poker Run!
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100 E. Vandalia Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Ample parking in rear of building!
Our Recliner to Runner program starts off very slowly and builds up slowly. Once the fitness base is laid, we will begin to ramp up. Each week during our LIVE WEBCASTS, we'll discuss running gear, stretching, nutrition, personal safety, proper form, injury prevention, and many other topics! I listen to my runners and provide the tools for success. Expect to be my best friend over the 10 weeks of training! I will check in on you frequently and we'll meet and train together often (depending on geography)! Some of my best friends are people that I met and coached through this Program! Once you graduate from the program, join our weekly training runs to help stay motivated and connected.
Enroll in Recliner to Runner Orientation to find out more about the Program and learn how running can improve your life!
During training, our bodies need foods that can readily be converted in to energy, foods that will help rebuild and repair muscle tissue and restore glycogen levels, foods that will fortify vital organs, and not create excess waste that our bodies have to transport and store. RunWell coaches spend a lot of time discussing nutrition with both beginner and experienced runners. As you may already know, most of our country's food is grown using toxic chemicals, processed at high temperatures, irradiated or pasteurized to make sure no living organisms survive(!), and then "fortified" with synthetic ingredients so that it can be called "enriched". In the process, much of the nutrients, fiber, and enzymes that our bodies need are lost, or at least severely compromised.
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