Ryan Hall in Utah

Ryan Hall in Utah.   I love what he is saying in this video clip.

Check out the Des News story (Thanks Amy).

Coach Lora Erickson



Marathon Training Program

June 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News

The St. George Marathon is only 105 days away.  Are you ready?  Do you have a friend or family member that is training for it and may want some help?  Or do you want to see what marathon training is all about?  If so, come join the fun!  Training with others is more enjoyable and having a coach guide your training makes it easier and safer to do.  If you are interested in joining a group training program starting in July message Coach Lora Erickson (USATF certified running coach) at Lora@blonderunner.com to get more details.  Let me help you qualify and help you qualify for Boston.

Coach Lora Erickson

USATF certified running coach

Over 29 years of athletic experience

Running Form Class

June 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Fitness, Health Classes, News

large run mechanics

Running Form Class
July 31, 2014
6-7 p.m.

Davis County Area

Learn how to run more efficient to prevent injuries and get faster.  Get individualized feedback.

Contact Coach Lora Erickson, USATF certified running coach to reserve a spot. pre-registration required to hold a spot.  Lora@blonderunner.com

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Triathlon Training & Endurance Sports Nutrition Class

Coach Lora Erickson Blonde Runner smile bike

Triathlon Training &

Endurance Sports Nutrition Class

Wed. July 16

6 – 7:30 p.m.

The class will cover all the essential components of effective triathlon training & endurance nutrition including:

Swim & Cycling Skills

Efficient Running

Transition Tips

Daily Nutrition Essentials

Race-day & Recovery Nutrition

Pre-registration is required to reserve a spot, email Coach Lora Erickson at lora@blonderunner.com to make arrangements to pay the class fee in person to hold a spot.

About the Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner:  Coach Lora is a USATF certified running & triathlon coach with over 29 years of athletic experience.  She is a nationally ranked triathlete and founder, organizer and coach of Team Blonde Runner (TBR), a fully coached adult triathlon coed training team in Northern Utah.  Coach Lora is also the race director for the RaceForGrief.com event.  To learn more visit www.BlondeRunner.com


What are people saying about Blonde Runner classes?

“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., swim instruction participant

“I want to thank you for your help. I learned much from your nutrition and running form class over the last month. Without the proper training I came within six minutes of my goal time and was back running within a couple of days. Thank you for the tips and willing to share your knowledge with those of us just starting this running adventure.”  ~ Doug S., class participant

“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.”  ~ Melanie M.

“Thank you so much for the running form class. I took away alot of new ideas and I definitely think it is helping to improve the way that I run.”  ~ Kristy M., class participant

“Coach Lora, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your posts and your emails. You are a fantastic motivator!” ~ Becca C., Facebook fan and class participant

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“Just want you to know that I am super excited about my running these past couple of weeks. I think the running form analysis has really helped me. I can’t wait to learn more. Thank you for your help!”  ~ Marie E.  – Individual Running Form Analysis participant

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Follow Coach Lora Erickson’s Posts on Facebook

May 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Fitness, Health Classes, News, Nutrition, Weight Loss

I would love to have you join in my health journey. If you like to hear about gardening, my family, cooking, health, running and triathlon then please follow my posts on Facebook.
~ Coach Lora Erickson

Blonde Runner programs and classes

May 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Health Classes


Coach Lora Erickson aka “Blonde Runner” offers a wide variety of classes and programs in the community. She loves to share her passion for health and fitness through coaching and teaching. As a nationally ranked athlete (running and triathlons) she welcomes sponsor support.  To inquire about sponsorship or advertising or register for a class/program contact her directly at lora@blonderunner.com.

Available services include:


(men, women and youth triathlon training programs)

Click here to learn more about Team Blonde Runner – triathlon

Team Blonde Runner – running

Beginner Running Class

Eat to be Lean Class

Intermediate & Advanced Running

Science of Endurance Nutrition Class

In-home Personal Training (private or small groups)

Healthy Cooking Classes

Optimum Weight Loss (class and program)

Triathlon Training Class (youth and adult)

Swimming (triathlon specific – small groups)

Underwater Swim Video Analysis

Fitness & Diet Planning Class

Gardening & Home Storage

Race Planning & Consultation

Coping with Emotional Eating

To see the most recent classes offered look under “classes” on the main page.

Sponsorship:  If you are interested in sponsoring Coach Lora as an athlete or her team, please message her at lora@blonderunner.com

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I’d love to see all your fun pictures and adventures!

~ Coach Lora Erickson


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Pinterest rocks! Join me on Pinterest.
~ Coach Lora Erickson

Free Community Running/Triathlon Clinic with Blonde Runner


Come learn about how to improve your running and/or how getting started in triathlons.  Also meet the Team Blonde Runner (TBR) triathlon team and hang out with us.

Where:  Wasatch Running Center – New Centerville Store

(316 N. Marketplace Drive)

When:  Tuesday June 10, 2014

Time:  6:30-7:30 p.m.

There is no cost for this event but an RSVP is required (so we can make enough handouts and put prizes together).  RSVP by June 7 to Lora@blonderunner.com.  Hope to see you there!

WRC will be offering special discounts just for us that night!  We will be giving away prizes too.  Come join us!

~ Coach Lora Erickson



Favorite Song: All of Me – John Legend

This is my absolute favorite song right now.  Love it!  I really like this version with Lindsey too!  Enjoy!

Coach Lora Erickson


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