Teaming Up with Intermountain Sports Medicine Specialty Group

I am super excited to announce my newest sponsor.  The Intermountain Sports Medicine Specialty Group and I will be teaming up to help you get healthy.  They offer a large array of services for all level of athletes, from the very beginner to the elite.  I feel honored to be supported as an athlete by such an amazing organization.  I have personally benefited from the great services they offer and refer all my athletes to them.  They have top notch medical care with board certified physicians, fellowship trained in Sports Medicine.  I love that they provide non-surgical treatment for pain and injury to get athletes back out there training as quickly as possible so they can enjoy an active lifestyle. They also offer medical services and have many offices in Northern Utah including;  Salt Lake City, Bountiful, TOSH- Murray, Alta View, and Riverton

I have recently had the privilege of touring the LiVe Well Center at the Salt Lake Clinic.  What an amazing resource!  Many of their facilities offer valuable assessments including:

Body Composition & Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Testing

Lactate Assessment or Vo2Max Testing

Musculoskeletal Functional Analysis

Bike Fit & Testing

Diet & Nutrition Education

Exercise & Physical Therapy Services

Running Analysis

As a coach, I love to have my athletes take advantage of assessments like this. Simply the information provided from these assessments helps me coach my athletes better.  If you are looking to become a better athlete I highly recommend you check into all the services Intermountain Sports Medicine has to offer.  I have participated in many of these assessments myself and will be sharing more information about them on my YouTube account at The Blonde Runner in the coming months – stay tuned!

I am looking forward to an amazing year and partnership with Intermountain!

Coach Lora Erickson

Pull-Up Demo with Coach Lora Erickson

March 4, 2015 by  
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Pull-ups are a great classic exercise. Coach Lora Erickson demonstrates palm up and palm down here.

Kids Team Triathlon Training


The kids team triathlon training program will begin the first week of April this year.  This is a 5-week training program for the Splash ‘n Sprint triathlon March 9th.  Children 8 and up are welcome to participate.  The sign-up deadline is March 31st.  To learn how to get your child registered message Coach Lora Erickson directly at

Please note:  You child will need to be able to swim all the way across the pool by themselves.

To learn more visit:  Team Blonde Runner Youth Triathlon

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On Hill Events Race Clinic

March 3, 2015 by  
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On Hill Events Race Clinic

March 14 – 7 a.m. Location: The Rush FunPlex, Syrucuse Event Details: Come join in the fun with a race clinic for running, biking and swimming with Triathlon topics as well taught by Blonde Runner aka Lora Erickson & Great Salt Lake Water Swim Coaches followed by either a mini triathlon or 2 Mile Fun Run on March 14, 2015. This clinic will help improve your racing techniques and will be very educational and hands on in the water and out. The Mini Tri and 2 Mile Fun run will not be timed or have awards. This mini tri/run is designed to allow people to test out and apply their skills from the clinic in a non-stressful and non-competitive race format (self-timed). The cost is only $20 – just to cover expenses. Learn more or register here:

Push-Up Challenge: Coach Lora Erickson does the first 25

February 21, 2015 by  
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Coach Lora Erickson starts off her push-up Facebook challenge with 25 push-ups. See more challenges on Facebook Blonde Runner Health page. Twitter @blonderunner Instagram @theblonderunner

The Importance of Core Training

February 21, 2015 by  
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Treadmill vs Outdoor Running

February 17, 2015 by  
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Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner shares tips on transitioning from indoor treadmill running to outdoor running.
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About the Coach:
Lora Erickson is a USATF certified running coach, USA Triathlon certified coach and US Masters Level 1 & 2 certified swim coach. She has a true passion for health promotion and loves to coach. She produces custom training plans for all level athletes (on-line and in-person). To learn more visit

Easing Into Running with The 10% Rule

Be Safe Out There – Discount Code

February 13, 2015 by  
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I just love this vest.  It makes exercise feel like a party and keeps you safer because you are more visible.  If you or your kids exercise outside I highly suggest getting one.  Use the code BLONDERUN and save 20%!

Coach Lora Erickson

Order a TRACER360 – Noxgear

Avoiding Running Injuries

As a running coach I see a lot of injury is this time of year.  Many people that run inside on treadmills are now starting to head outdoors as the weather gets warmer and often don’t allow enough time for the body to adjust to the rigors of outdoor running.
Running on a treadmill is different than running outside; Most would consider running outdoors harder. Either way your body will need to adapt to the changes.  I suggest decreasing your miles by 10% for two weeks to allow your body to adjust. Then start increasing the mileage again. Always make sure your shoes are not worn out. The cushioning that a treadmill offers can often mask dead shoes. Concrete and asphalt is not so forgiving. Most quality running shoes will give you between 300 to 500 miles.  Always be sure to replace your shoes when they are worn.  Wishing you a lot of sunny enjoyable runs this spring.
Live Well,
Coach Lora

About the author:  Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner is a running and triathlon coach that specializes in endurance sports, injury prevention and weight loss.  Coach Lora offers a variety of individual, group and community classes and programs. To learn more visit

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