Coach Lora Erickson is now a U.S. Masters Level 2 Certified Swim Coach. Coach Lora aka Blonde Runner offers adult swim instruction (day-time and evening classes available) as well as Underwater Swim Video Analysis. If you are looking for specific feedback to help you improve your crawl/freestyle stroke for triathlons then you will want to have an analysis done. This is a two-part assessment starting at the pool with filming and immediate feedback. An additional individual session (included) will be set up to review the results and review proper technique etc. Swim analysis is offered once a month in the Davis County, Utah area. There are limited spots. Group Swim Technique Classes are also offered. Limited spots. Please note: Individual footage will not be released due to patron privacy.
Coach Lora’s next Swim Session will be offered
Wed. Nov. 26 from 9-10 p.m. in Bountiful.
Contact her at theblonderunner@Gmail.com to reserve your spot.
Here’s what people are saying about the Swim Instruction & Underwater Swim Video Analysis:
“Thank you so much! You are a fantastic coach. I know I have a ton to work on but to be completely honest, I’m so excited right now. My perspective has completely changed from I just have to get through the swim to I think I can do it well. I’m looking forward to this new sport and excited to train. Thanks for making it fun! And understandable! You are great!” ~ J. H.
“Swimming has always been the weakest part of my triathlons, so I jumped at the chance to join Coach Lora’s swim clinic. She gave me some specific pointers right away, and I immediately felt a difference. She took video footage of me from multiple angles, and when we got together the next week to review, I was able to really understand what she was talking about. There are so many technical aspects involved in swimming, but Coach has been incredibly patient with me (helping me be patient with myself!), and helped me to focus on one at a time until I can start combining them. I especially appreciate how well she explains ideas and techniques–trying many different directions until I finally figured out which one clicked for me. That “Aha!” moment was worth every penny spent and every minute in the water.” ~ M.M.
Join the Team Blonde Runner (TBR)!
Looking to be coached? If so, join the team. This team training is for beginner to intermediate athletes and will focus on the sprint & Olympic distance triathlons. A Half Ironman Training program is also available. Men & women of all hair colors can join in the fun – so you don’t have to be blonde to be part of the team (grin). Enjoy the camaraderie of group training while making lasting friendships and getting in great shape. If you are new to triathlons, or want to improve your performance, this group is for you. All aspects of the triathlon will be covered; including nutrition, transitions, racing strategies, distance & open water swimming, structured cycling workouts, running training, group rides, open water swims etc… Limited spots. No Sunday workouts will be given or supported. To learn more about how you can become a team member, contact Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runnerat 801-608-5516, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Learn more about Team Blonde Runner
Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner will be offering training programs for the inaugural Lagoon Half Marathon on April 4, 2015. She will also have training programs for the 10K and 5K distances. If you’d like to join the group training programs contact her to learn more at email@example.com. Limited spots. Visit BlondeRunner.com for more details. Coach Lora Erickson is a USATF certified running coach with over 29 years of athletic experience. She is also a nationally ranked triathlete and has a true passion for coaching. Coach Lora would love to help you achieve your true potential. Beginners welcome and encouraged to participate. Learn more about Coach Lora.
All programs will begin in in Mid-January. To be part of the half marathon program you will need to be up to running 5-6 miles without stopping and your weekly mileage will needs to be up to a minimum of 20 miles a week. If you need help getting started before January or want to learn more about pricing and details please contact Coach Lora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a runner only program. If you wish to also participate in triathlons please get involved with the team triathlon training program. To learn more visit TBRTriathlon.com
It is always fun to stop in and say hello to the doctor that did my LASIK surgery. I love it when they offer great deals like this $1100 off deal. I had LASIK nearly 6 years ago and am still seeing 20/15. That was such a great decision. I love not having to worry about glasses or contacts! I had mine done by Dr. Wilcox in Bountiful. They offer a free consult if you want to see if it’s right for you. Call Kelly Haslem at 801-377-1122. Tell her hello from me #blonderunner #eyes #noglasses #lasik #utah #bountiful
Some of you might remember the TV commercial I was in for them. So fun!
Oh.My.Goodness. This is the most tasty delicious portable fruit product I have ever had! It is like a dessert but healthy! This orange-mango-coconut flavor reminds me of vacation with my family. When I find something like this I have to share it! It’s just too good to keep to myself. This is a perfect for after exercise or in my kids lunches. There are many different flavors and they can be found at local stores. It’s organic too! Check out my giveaway – it’s worth $25!
~ Coach Lora Erickson
When I was young I could be seen with a towel draped over my shoulders running across the yard with my arms stretched out in front of me under a blue sky in hopes of taking flight. I believed that if I tried hard enough I could fly. After many weeks of failed attempts I came to the realization that if I wanted to take flight I would have to do it on a jet plane. But even though I have tucked away those childish fantasies and I may not have the super powers I had hoped for, I will have to settle for a secret weapon. If Captain America had a shield, I figure, I could certainly give a weapon a try. So, what is my secret weapon you ask? Super-foods!
If you are like me, you value your time and adding anything extra to the hustle and bustle of a busy family life with children, demanding training and work obligations seems daunting; then I am here to tell you it can be much easier to eat right if you incorporate “super-foods” into your daily diet. Like with any other habit, small changes repeated overtime can become powerful secret weapons later.
So what are super-foods you ask? Super foods are foods that are well known for their nutrient properties. Some I would house in my arsenal of “super-foods” would be; kale, spinach, broccoli, fish, eggs, nuts, natural fruits, legumes just to name a few. Because there are so many of these foods, I couldn’t possibly cover them all here, but I do want to share one of my family’s favorite super-foods and some recipes with you.
Quinoa (Keen-wah) is often considered a “grain” or “seed” from South America and is quickly becoming more popular in America. My husband and kids like this “bird seed” because it does resemble birdseed as it is a small grain. Quinoa is very versatile and can be used in sweet or savory dishes and is packed with high quality protein/amino acids as well as other important nutrients like iron. Despite its higher carbohydrate content it is considered a low glycemic index and gluten-free food. It is also high in natural fiber. Please enjoy the Vegetarian Quinoa Salad and Berry & Wild Honey Breakfast Quinoa. Note: These recipes are great for those that have wheat allergies.
Coach Lora Erickson
Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner is a certified running coach located in Bountiful where she resides with her husband and four children. She has been coaching runners and triathlons for over 18 years and enjoys the opportunity to work with beginners. To learn more or find these and other recipes visit BlondeRunner.com
Coach Lora’s Vegetarian Quinoa Salad
This is a salad I often have for lunch. It’s quite tasty and healthy. Enjoy.
1 cup quinoa
3 cups water
Dash of lemon juice
Dash of vinegar (sometime I use white, other times balsamic)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large tomato dices (fresh from the garden – yum)
½ cup diced cucumber
¼ cup finely chopped white or purple onion
¼ cup fresh chives from the garden
Fresh herbs to taste, minced (cilantro or basil is good)
1 Tablespoon canola or olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Rinse quinoa well (*important) and add the water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cook uncovered for about 10-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Rest and cool for a few minutes then stir in the garlic, onions etc and veggies. Enjoy. So yummy (and healthy)!
Lora’s Berry & Wild Honey Breakfast Quinoa
This recipe got two thumbs up from my taste testers (my kids). So, it will stay on our menu. They really like “bird seed” as they like to call it. LOL Enjoy. ~ Coach Lora Erickson
½ cup quinoa ½ cup low-fat milk (soy milk works well too) 1 cup water ½ teaspoon of cinnamon Dash of vanilla extract Drizzle of wild honey ½-3/4 cup berries (fresh or frozen works – I like to use several different kinds of berries at once)
Rinse quinoa well (*important) and add the milk and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cook uncovered for about 10-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Rest and cool for a few minutes then stir in the spices and vanilla. Top with berries and drizzle with honey and enjoy for a healthy and warm breakfast.
I love to coach and especially find the team environment to help athletes achieve their best. Join Team Blonde Runner – Triathlon. This is a fully coached triathlon team in Northern Utah. Come join in the fun! A 5-week training program will begin Oct. 2014 if you want to see what group training is all about. Individual coaching also available.
~ Coach Lora Erickson
In connection with the Layton Marathon Davis Hospital, On Hill Events and Blonde Runner
are producing a FREE RUNNERS CLINIC on Sept 10 at 6:30PM at Davis Hospital and
Medical Center in Classrooms 1 & 2 in Layton. The topic of the discussion held by Dr.
Monson will be “Running and Injury Prevention”. This event will have give everyone a
free tech tshirts from prior races. There will also be swag from sponsors, prizes and much
more. Most importantly all this information is free to you. Registration is free however
we ask that you register so we know how many to plan for.
I donated in honor of Pete Frates and all those affected by this disease. I nominate you to take the challenge. #blonderunnerice and I will be reposting some of my favorites.
~ Coach Lora Erickson
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~ Coach Lora Erickson